2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Repair Question
Knocking/thumping in rear when applying brakes
Something is definitely wrong there and if it takes some time for problem to come back, I would suggest checking the rotors. The rotor could be worn with edges sticking out and after some time the pads gets to it causing the knocking noise.
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THE REAR SHOCKS/STRUTS ARE SHOT ON MY '95 NEON---HE'S JUST SORTA OUR SPARE CAR......SO WE KINDA DON'T WORRY MUCH ABOUT IT (I KEEP MY ATTENTION GEARED MORE TOWARD OUR DAILY DRIVERS)
THE NOISE I HEAR WITH IT SORTA SOUNDS LIKE DRIVING A BOAT OVER SUBMERGED TREE LIMBS IN A LAKE. I USUALLY ONLY HEAR IT WHEN ITS GOING OVER BUMPS
I HAVEN'T LOOKED UNDER THERE YET, BUT I IMAGINE, THE RUBBER STUFF IS GONE (SHOT) AT THE ANCHOR POINTS OF THE STRUTS, I'M HEARING METAL FLOPPING ON METAL NOW THAT THE CUSHION IS GONE.
I HAVE A FRIEND WITH LIFT...MAYBE ONE DAY WHEN HE AIN'T BUSY, I'LL CHECK IT OUT.
THE STRUTS FOR IT ARE ABOUT $75 A POP.......I "STOLE" THIS CAR ABOUT 8 YEARS AGO (REALLY NICE, BEFORE MY STEP-DAUGHTER GOT A HOLD OF IT)......I GAVE $250 FOR IT, I HAVE A HARD TIME JUSTIFYING THEM "STRUTS OF GOLD"!
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