2005 Jeep Laredo Clunking noise

Tiny
WHITEJEEP
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  • 2005 JEEP LAREDO
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 74,000 MILES
Hi there,
I just started hearing a clunking/banging like noise that sounds like it is coming from the back right hand side of the Jeep when driving. I can't predict when it will start and end. It just started two weeks ago. Also, along with the clunking/banging noise it also sounds like there is a bouncing ball in the pipes that is settling.

Just in case if it is important to know, I had my back tires replaced, rotated, and wheel alignment done about 4 months ago.

Could you please tell me what it could be or what I should look for. I'm a female and a student and I don't want to get ripped off by any mechanics.

Thank you,
Jina
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Monday, July 19th, 2010 AT 5:10 PM

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Tiny
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It isn't really a clunking noise exactly. More like someone is banging a hammer on something on the side.
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Monday, July 19th, 2010 AT 5:14 PM
Tiny
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HI there,

Thank you for the donation,

I would as a priority go get the differential checked for a problem, if this noise increases when turning I would be concerned for the diff, get this done ASAP.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, July 19th, 2010 AT 5:22 PM

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