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Old 06-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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That being said, I said it once and got chewed out by someone on here, but I believe the front end of this car (steering, brakes on 2.5, and maybe strut towers) is under designed/ poorly engineered for this car.
So, why did you buy it? If it hasn't given you trouble, all the knowledge you now have was available before you made the purchase........Were you not proactive, or do you just like to complain about stuff you pretend to understand?
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My car has given me no trouble outside of being super picky about wheels being balanced (read only car I have ever owned that requires road force balancing), and excessive run out on the front rotors....TWICE, on the factory rotors and I do not abuse my car.

I love the car but the fact that there are/were shakers is proof alone of a poor or rushed design (and mine is not a shaker), not to mention that in theory according to all the MY '13 hype the front end has redesigned components.

But hey, Ill keep complaining about stuff I pretend to understand.
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mine does this nearing lock as well while pulling into a parking spot or into my turnaround in my driveway. I'd say it happens anywhere over 80% to lock on either direction, although I seem to hear it while turning right more often than left. I try not to hit lock either, I don't like to stress things in general. It is definitely not something that should be happening. this sound was always indicative of a problem on other cars I've owned.
My 2013 2.5 after sitting for a couple of hours or over night clunks when pulling out of a parking spot or driveway where I am going slow and the angle is somewhat sharp. When I first heard it I thought something was stuck or had fallen between a front tire and wheel well. Once on the road, and without making any sharp turns, there doesn't seem to be the clunk-noise. It is a little disconcerting when such a noise happens on a new vehicle. Any thoughts as to the cause -- my dealer service guy hasn't seen any bulletins.

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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My 2013 2.5 after sitting for a couple of hours or over night clunks when pulling out of a parking spot or driveway where I am going slow and the angle is somewhat sharp. When I first heard it I thought something was stuck or had fallen between a front tire and wheel well. Once on the road, and without making any sharp turns, there doesn't seem to be the clunk-noise. It is a little disconcerting when such a noise happens on a new vehicle. Any thoughts as to the cause -- my dealer service guy hasn't seen any bulletins.

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That is the ABS system check, its been mentioned many times before and is normal.
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That is the ABS system check, its been mentioned many times before and is normal.
Hmmmm, a quick search turned up this info from one of the forums "I think most of us are hearing the noise after having driven for a while. The ABS self-test only happens at 10 MPH when starting out immediately after starting the car, it only happens the one time." which isn't what I'm experiencing -- that is, a noise within 30 seconds and a few feet of travel with a turn (out of a parking space). This only happens on occasion (depending on turn angle and length of time sitting).
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My 2013 2.5 after sitting for a couple of hours or over night clunks when pulling out of a parking spot or driveway where I am going slow and the angle is somewhat sharp. When I first heard it I thought something was stuck or had fallen between a front tire and wheel well.
The cause of the "clunk" was a winter tire (same overall size as the OEM summer tires) catching on the front/passenger mud flap when making a sharp turn from a parking spot. The solution was to trim away a very small amount of the mud flap.

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Old 11-13-2012, 08:21 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I had a 2wd 4runner clunks from lock to lock. My friend had a lifted 4wd Cherokee clunk even more. Both had over 100,000 miles without any problems. I guess that is how they design the car so is somewhat more off road capable?
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