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Old 04-18-2013, 10:45 PM   #9
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when we say subframe, we actually mean trunk floor pan where subframe mounts onto. Fine metal fatiguing occurs, often on the left side. You cannot see it unless you cut a hole in your trunk or scrape off tar insulation.

Could also be the flex coupling in the drive shaft or some random bushing.

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