Clunk when lifting off throttle?

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Guys, my FWD 2003 Cadillac Seville has developed a clunk when I lift off the throttle. It's not severe yet but it needs to be fixed. I'm guessing a mount or bushing or something like that. From inside the car the noise seems to be coming from the rear but I know noises can be deceptive. If I lift off throttle very gently, the car does not clunk. Lift abruptly and it clunks.

Edit: It's actually more of a click than a clunk. Heavy click. Maybe a clack? No, it's a heavy click. :smile:

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But you should never have to worry about it again and it's cheap. Just time.
 
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I have no garage down here and my driveway slopes a little. I can jack up a car but it's not the easiest thing to work underneath especially with the fire ants. Never know when a new nest is going to show up next to the driveway and the bastards find you.

I may have to bite the bullet and take it to the neighborhood Tuffy for diagnosis and possibly repair. I'm trying to form a relationship with those guys because they are better than other shops I have tried. No way am I bringing the car anywhere near a dealer. I could buy another used Caddy cheaper than what they would charge.

I do have some high speed vibration as well so the problem could be the mount, a bushing or both. I was hoping someone like you would have an easy fix. I'll do some more research on the motor mount fix and think about pulling the car apart next week after dusting the driveway area for ants. Thanks again.
 

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Sorry about the ants. They're like wasps to me. They always seem to find me. :D
 
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UPDATE: I had the local Tuffy change the motor mounts using parts I got from Rock Auto. Night and day difference. Clunk is gone. Ride is more solid. High speed shimmy is gone. Well worth the money.
 

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