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Hi everyone, I have a 2010 Mazda 3 GT that has about 36,000kms, the car was lowered on Eibach Prokits a couple months into ownership (new). The rest of the suspension is stock. For awhile now I've been frequently having this clunk/pop sound from the rear when reversing out of the driveway on an angle or when entering the driveway on an angle, or turning into a entrance way. When backing out, the sound happens when the front wheels are at the end edge of the driveway. The oddity here is that in the winter months when below freezing, the sound doesn't occur. However, once it warms up, it can be produced on a regular basis. The sound doesn't occur when going over speed bumps on an angle, or any time when going over bumps head on/straight on.

Any thoughts/ideas?

Thank you in advance!
 

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It could be the ball joint in the endlinks. They may be failing.
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Something is loose somewhere. Check the sway bar end links to see if the nuts have come loose and inspect the end link joints for any sort of damage. Also check the mounting brackets for damage, wear, loose fasteners etc.
 

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It doesn't really sound like the end links, as the pop is quite loud and it sounds like something hitting the underside of the body. I was possibly thinking the sway bar bushings? Any other ideas?
 
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