2005 Chevy Malibu thumping sound

Tiny
MSHORSEGAL
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
I have a 2005 malibu I sometimes hear a thumping like it is in the wheels or suspension area. Could it be the struts being weak.
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Monday, July 21st, 2008 AT 9:04 AM

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Tiny
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Is it a deep thumping noise or more of a rattle. Is it in the front end area. Check your sway bar links. Could also be a rack and pinion. Is this car a classic or is it a new body style.
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Monday, July 21st, 2008 AT 9:26 AM
Tiny
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It doesn't do it all the time just when I either turn on uneven ground or maybe when I stop an start off an the weight of the car shifts. It's just a small thump. Have had the rackin pinion checked by mechanic says it is good.I would donate but I am a single parent trying to get by thank y ou so much.
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Monday, July 21st, 2008 AT 10:58 AM
Tiny
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Is it a new body style or old body style. This will make a big difference
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Monday, July 21st, 2008 AT 11:43 AM
Tiny
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It is the new body style I believe it look almost like the new ones
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Monday, July 21st, 2008 AT 12:16 PM
Tiny
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Can you feel it in the steering wheel. It sounds like a rack and pinion to me.
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Monday, July 21st, 2008 AT 12:34 PM
Tiny
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I here it more than I feel it. Over rough area it feels like no shocks or weak suspension
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Monday, July 21st, 2008 AT 12:40 PM
Tiny
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I here it more than I feel it. Over rough area it feels like no shocks or weak suspension[/quote:f8fd465cf3]

I have had a chevy mechanic check it out at his shop he says the rackin penion is in good shape. Says it is tight an secure
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Monday, July 21st, 2008 AT 12:47 PM
Tiny
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I here it more than I feel it. Over rough area it feels like no shocks or weak suspension[/quote:4ae5458ec9]

I have had a chevy mechanic check it out at his shop he says the rackin penion is in good shape. Says it is tight an secure
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Monday, July 21st, 2008 AT 12:47 PM

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