Clunk/Thud Left Rear Near Tire When Going Over Bumps

Asked by Sep 03, 2014 at 11:51 AM about the 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just noticed fluid leak at that spot today. Cause? Cost to repair? Safe to drive until I get to repair shop? Otherwise, drives/brakes/steers fine.

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37,705

Check your strut/shock back there. Look for oil on it. If there is replace both sides at the same time.

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Am I safe to drive for a day or two until I get to a repair shop? Or should I have the car towed?

37,705

If it's what I think it is. Drive with care. No drifting contests. You should be fine. This isn't a hard job.

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Thank you so much!!

37,705

If it's what I think it is, shop around for a price. My buddy went to a major chain shop and they wanted $550.00 for the job. After shopping around he found someone to do it for almost half.

1 people found this helpful.

Yep, that was my next question -- I certainly don't want to pay more than I need! Thank you, BoholMark -- you've eased my mind.

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