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My car thumps when I push on the brakes, but we had the brakes checked and they are fine. What could it be?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Pat, At times you may have a slight gap or "play in your brakes pads seated inside your calipers. This may be causing the "thump" that you hear when applying. Try going on a test drive with a technician so that you can explain when it happens what you are hearing.

Barb Petrey, President - DBK Enterprises Inc at Jiffy Lube A thump may indicate something is loose but you really need a mechanic to diagnose the problem

Laurie Sarno, Co-Owner at Super Girls Auto Hello Pat- Without seeing the vehicle, my best guess is a worn or damaged suspension part. Usually a bad bushing can cause this- hope this helps. Thanks, Super Girls Auto.

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