my 2003 Tauru makes a thumping noise I can feel it in the steering wheel, and when I slow down it sounds like shocks or something loose


Asked by Jul 30, 2014 at 01:13 AM about the 2003 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2003 Taurus makes a thuming noise it comes from under the car, not the motor. When I slow down in my gravel driveway I hear it. Feels or sounds like shocks or something is loose.

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It could be a problem with your front breaks because when they are going bad you will feel it in your steering wheel and your rear breaks when going bad you will feel a vibration in the break pedal.

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Tom Demyan

or any other suspension component could be worn. Have it looked at ASAP before something lets go.

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I know it needs brakes and possibly more. This thumping noise isn't the brakes, I don't know what it is. Wonder if it could be struts or sway bar.

Tom Demyan

Brakes don't make thumping noises. So you won't know till you have it diagnosed. Have a good mechanic look it over for you and suggest a repair.


Thanks y'all I will have it looked at. Don't think this car and I are a good fit. I looked under the dash and guess fuses. They said it had a new brain just put in. My bad for not looking.


possible fuses are in dash panel you will see when drivers door is open.

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