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Old 01-29-2014, 11:21 AM   #1
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2000 V6 3.8 manual

I have a 2000 V6, 3.8 5 speed manual. 75000 miles.
When I'm in 5th gear (and it only happens in 5th) if I take my foot off the accelerator then re-apply it there is a 'clunk' from the area of the rear axle.
Can anyone suggest possible causes?
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Hmmmm?? My Subaru does this but in all gears but mainly in 5th. I think it is caused by left over gas being burned so it's like a little backfire. Also my Subaru has an aftermarket exhaust.
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Welcome to the wonderful world of the "mustang clunk". Could be bad control arms but often that "clunk" is caused by an improper gear install in the rear or just wear in the rearend.
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