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Low, Quiet thudding sound

After hitting a curb 30ish mph, got a low and quiet thudding sound(very slight vibration) on my front driver's side wheel. looked under around the strut and wheel. Rims on driver's side were both chipped but I don't think it's a bent wheel, I'd definitely be feeling more rumbling. Strut knocked out of place maybe?

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Check out your strut mounts?



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My guess over the inner-web is a broken steel belt in one or both tires
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Strut mounts are fine. I'm hoping it just has something to do with the messed up alignment? I'm getting a 4 wheel alignment tomorrow so hopefully that'll resolve the isssue
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It's maybe the wop wup wop wup sound of a pinched steel belt causing an out of round tire...


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After an alignment, wheel balance, and tire rotation....still hearing the sound ): Ford tech rode with me to hear it himself, but even he was a little stumped. Took it back to the shop and check the wheels over and the wheel bearings. Said the only possibility is an unbalanced driveshaft but they weren't really 100% sure. Any ideas?
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After an alignment, wheel balance, and tire rotation....still hearing the sound ): Ford tech rode with me to hear it himself, but even he was a little stumped. Took it back to the shop and check the wheels over and the wheel bearings. Said the only possibility is an unbalanced driveshaft but they weren't really 100% sure. Any ideas?

If not tire or wheel related then what comes to mind I am thinking wheel bearings or maybe control arms? Although you say they checked bearings as well said no issue there? So wheels/tires balanced good and tech thinks tires are fine and intact? I would look at control arms.

Driveshaft? Not sure about that, but def no expert in that or this area in general. How hard you hit the curb? Also did you go all though way up and over it? Any scrapes on the undercarriage? Knowing how bad this was might help us as well with suggestions.

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Hit the curb front driver's side first, went up and over all the way and ended up facing the opposite direction I was going. Control arms look normal can't really tell all along the undercarriage though. Hit the curb at about 25-30mph(it was either take a head on or go over the curb). I'll take some pics later tonight
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Honestly don't really have the money for this crap so a simple fix would be great.
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Honestly don't really have the money for this crap so a simple fix would be great.
Is the thud sound speed dependent? I mean does it get quicker in frequency when you go faster. Since you hit driver's side and ended up facing backwards could it be the passenger side wheel?

If the car is okay to drive suggest you have someone in a vehicle in front and then in back as close as possible to look your wheels over as they rotate. Straight wheel but bent axle in rear or damaged and sloppy tie rod end perhaps? Have observer look for wobbling wheel on any corner.

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Comprehensive insurance should cover this after your deductible. It is the actual result of a traffic accident.


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Yea.... but my insurance would go up?
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Here's a really crappy vid I took of the driveshaft
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Yea.... but my insurance would go up?
So what have you gotten back from all those premiums up until now?


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Dana I'm not sure what you mean by your question. But I jacked the car up myself and shook the wheels. Front passenger side had some slight side to side wobble and when I spun it with my hands it made a quiet grinding noise. Does this mean the Dealership was wrong about it being a wheel bearing?

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