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This is a discussion on weird clunk in the snow within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; today i was messing around in the snow, nothing crazy, first thing my rotor shield must of bent because it ...

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    weird clunk in the snow

    today i was messing around in the snow, nothing crazy, first thing my rotor shield must of bent because it was grinding on the rotor, bent that back it was fine, had no idea how it bent.

    hour later i was testing how it handled in the snow (new to awd) and it seemed the when the wheels were breaking traction the front right rotor was making a nasty clunking sound, pretty much the same sound that your anti lock breaks would make but worse. it was the same side where the rotor shield problem was.

    i took it out for a run and it didnt make any sounds, only if i spun the tires or went sideways alittle bit.

    its fine on the highway, im just alittle concerned though, this was with traction control off.

    around 26 to 28 seconds the sound is really bad

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uPExVE898A

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    Sorry, but the sound in that video isn't good enough to diagnose anything.
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    it feels and sounds like when your anti lock brakes kick on, except its alot louder and coming from one wheel. at times it sounds like grinding transmission gears, but coming from that wheel. i have a feeling it might be normal, or something to doing with the differential. i was just wondering if anyone else had the same problem. the car has 1400 miles.

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    ask your dealer and bring it in. With that few miles on it, its best just to let them do a check up on it and make sure its right. I was going to mention traction control because it does sound like that.. but you had it turned off. Dunno, mine doesn't do that with tc turned off.. it just happily slides around.
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