Clunking, I can hear something moving before starting the vehicle?

Tiny
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  • 2015 CHEVROLET EQUINOX
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  • 105,000 MILES
When I sit down in truck before starting, I hear movement a clunking sound.
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Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 AT 8:14 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

That's an interesting one. By chance, can you tell approximately where it is coming from? For example, front, rear, left, right, inside, exterior, and so on. Also, if it is loud enough to record, could you do that and upload it for me to hear?

Let me know.

Joe
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Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 AT 8:32 PM
Tiny
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Front.
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Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 AT 9:24 PM
Tiny
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Is there anything that seems to prompt the sound? For example, does it happen when you first turn the key to the run position? Does it happen when you close the door?

I'm sorry for so many questions, but this is a tough one without being there. Also, when you say front, is it in the vehicle, or does it seem more so under the hood or outside the vehicle? I ask because if it's outside the vehicle, it could something like an exhaust hanger that broke, and the exhaust is swinging and bumping something from the movement of you getting in the vehicle.

Let me know as much as you can.

Take care,

Joe
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Thursday, July 28th, 2022 AT 12:35 PM
Tiny
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Thanks. When I get in truck and sit I heard a clunking sound also hear off and on while driving.
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Friday, July 29th, 2022 AT 2:34 AM
Tiny
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The first thing I would check is the exhaust system. Take and see if you can move it around by the tail pipe.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Friday, July 29th, 2022 AT 8:21 PM
Tiny
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Okay, thanks.
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Friday, July 29th, 2022 AT 10:13 PM
Tiny
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No problem whatsoever. If you have a chance, let me know if you find the noise.

Take care,

Joe
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Saturday, July 30th, 2022 AT 7:28 PM
Tiny
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Thanks. Could it be struts, ball joints, or shocks?
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Saturday, July 30th, 2022 AT 9:17 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

Anything is possible, but those things have pressure on them and simply getting into the vehicle wouldn't likely cause a noise.

I guess if you have a shock that is completely blown and the bushings mounts are bad, it could happen, but that is really unlikely.

Have you had a chance to check the exhaust? Also, have a helper get in the vehicle while you stand alongside it and see if you can hear it from the outside.

Let me know.

Joe
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Sunday, July 31st, 2022 AT 11:21 AM
Tiny
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Okay, thank you.
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Monday, August 8th, 2022 AT 6:42 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

I haven't heard from you for a few days. Have you had any luck finding where the noise comes from? I'm interested in knowing.

Take care,

Joe
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Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 AT 10:09 PM
Tiny
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No, I did try shaking tailpipe it secure.
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Thursday, August 11th, 2022 AT 3:09 AM
Tiny
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Hi,

By any chance, is it loud enough for you to record and upload for me to hear?

Let me know.

Joe
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Thursday, August 11th, 2022 AT 1:29 PM

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