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MODERATE BANGING NOISE IN RIGHT REAR OF CRUISER WHEN GOING OVER MILD TO LARGER BUMPS

1997 Toyota Rav4 • 171,000 miles

Moderate banging or thud noise in right rear of 1997 RAV4 cruiser when going over mild to larger bumps, I'm suspecting its the suspension but some reviews have suggested rear diff bushings, shocks(which I'm leaning more towards)or any suspension part. May be just me but car also feels a fraction lower sitting on the right(drivers) side, Any Ideas?Also a clunk or louder thud when shifted quickly into 2nd, 3rd or higher, could this be diff related or other?
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Eddie1997rav4cruiser
November 19, 2011.



Check to see if the exhaust is hitting. Check to make sure the motor mount and trans mounts are good and not allowing things to move. Also, check for broken or cracked coil springs.