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Old 03-18-2013, 10:07 AM   #1
Jason Allen
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Thump in my trunk

When I put my 323 in gear or when acceletating from a dead stop, I hear a thump from the rear. Is this something that should worry me?Click image for larger version

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Old 03-18-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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Maybe. Check your subframe bushings, diff bushings, and subframe mounting points. That model year is known for tearing the subframe mounting out. Worse case is that you have to weld on a repair kit (~$800-$1500 depending on who welds it). Best case, it's just a worn out bushing or shock mount.

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