Friday, November 9th, 2012 AT 6:19 PM
There is a metal clunking noise coming from the middle underneath my car. The noise becomes more frequent the faster I drive and stops completely whenever I step onto the brakes. The noise is irregular to the turning of the wheels and becomes more noticeable when I step very lightly onto the brakes and gets louder as I keep depressing the brakes slowly, until there is one last loud clunk and the noise stops, only to resume when I lift off the brakes. I have also noticed with the car completely off and in park (automatic) it makes a very similar clunking noise once when the brakes are depressed a good amount. The type of sound makes me think a caliper is loose, but at the same time the noise seems to come from the middle and not from any specific wheel. I have had strut mounts replaced and a control arm for other suspension noises, but I am fairly confident this is a problem with the brake system as the noise is only gone with the brakes in use.