Clunking underneath


#1

My Ford Explorer has started developing a horrible “Clunking” noise when I go over bumps and pot holes (WHICH ARE EVERYWHERE THIS WINTER) it sounds like it’s directly beneath my feet area. is this an Axle problem? Can it be dangerous to drive?


#2

Knowing how old and how high mileage the vehicle is would be a help, but generally these thing end up being worn/shrunken/dried up busings or rusted/rotted exhaust hangers. With the occasional bad strut mount.

The vehicle needs to go up on a lift. ASAP. Until you discover otherwise, it’s always a good idea to assume that an unknown chassis problem is a possible safety issue.


#3

Have someone take a look at the front suspension for a broken stabilizer bar end link. When these break, it can cause a clunking/banging noise when hitting bumps.

Tester