Clunking noise in rear after turning car off?

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#1

We have a 1995 Chrysler Concorde. It drives fine, but recently I have been hearing a clunking noise (two or three clunks) somewhere in the rear of the car AFTER I turn the car off. It does not clunk while driving or braking or slowing down: only right after the ignition is turned off. Ideas?


Thank you!

#2

Tail Pipe Hitting Axle Beam Or Rear Body ?

With the engine off, try tapping the tail pipe with your foot so that it jiggles side-to-side and see if you create a similar sound. A broken or worn exhaust hanger will cause too little clearance for the pipes and they can contact nearby metal when the engine shakes slightly while coming to rest.

CSA


#3

Power antenna that automatically retracts on shut-off and is starting to bind?


#4

CSA: Thanks! I’ll try this tomorrow.


#5

Our antenna is in the front and the clunk is in the back (but hard to tell whether right or left), so I don’t think it’s the antenna.


#6

This would not be an uncommon sound as the exhaust system cools. Since it’s a '95, I think CSA’s idea of getting the exhaust system checked out is a good one.