hey everyone, brand new here.
so for the last few years, my '96 honda civic has been making a mysterious (to me, anyway) creaking or clunking sound when i brake. it’s kind of a low sound—definitely not a squeak—and it’s rhythm depends on the speed of the car. it’s easiest to hear when i brake fairly hard—for example, coming to a stop at the bottom of a hill. typically, if i brake easily and come to a slow stop, i don’t hear the noise.
i don’t hear the noise when i turn the wheel or go over a bump, either. just braking.
i’ve had a couple mechanics listen for it. one said he couldn’t hear it, the other told me it wasn’t a big deal. when i asked him what he thought was causing it, he just told me that it could be a number of things but he couldn’t say for sure without a thorough diagnosis, which he assured me i didn’t need. in addition, my dad, who’s been an amateur mechanic for 40 years, said much the same thing: not sure exactly where it’s coming from, but not to worry about it.
so i’ve just been living with the noise. after a few years though i’m getting tired of it, and would love to get rid of it. or even just know what’s causing it!
i’ll attach a video of the sound. after hours of internet research, the one thing i do know is that it’s a hard thing to describe.
anyone have an idea of what it might be?
any help would be very, very appreciated. thank you!