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banjosimpa

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Sharp clanking sound near wheels upon initial movement
« on: June 01, 2017, 04:36:30 PM »
New 26 ft trailer with WD hitch and sway bar has sharp metal clanking sound near wheels/under carriage upon initial movement.  Wheel hubs are normal temp during and after 300 mile trip.  Happens  every time starting from a stop.  The sound makes us think the frame (or something  underneath) should be inspected to determine source of the sound.
Any thoughts?

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Re: Sharp clanking sound near wheels upon initial movement
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 07:44:28 PM »
This is purely a WAG.

Does the sound go away as you gain speed? If so and you have hub caps on the axles, check for stones inside the hub caps.

I had a car once that had a sound like you describe at very slow speed. Took me two weeks to find it. I don't think my brother had anything to do with that.  ;)
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Re: Sharp clanking sound near wheels upon initial movement
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 11:45:23 PM »
Could be dangerous I think you could be describing broken metal hitting metal like a broken leaf spring or actual frame crack get under and look at everything closely!  8)
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Re: Sharp clanking sound near wheels upon initial movement
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2017, 02:43:20 PM »
does your WD hitch have friction bars or chains?
If bars, could the sound be coming from them?
Mine make a pretty loud noise when starting out sometimes. I believe it is normal, since you are not supposed to lube them.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2017, 02:46:52 PM by Jeff in Ferndale Wa »
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Re: Sharp clanking sound near wheels upon initial movement
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2017, 09:07:36 PM »
This is purely a WAG.

Does the sound go away as you gain speed? If so and you have hub caps on the axles, check for stones inside the hub caps.

... or lug nuts.  Yikes!
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