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weird noise when I brake(Not screeching)

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Hi all ,

I own a Punto(mjt) and from a very long time I'm hearing a 'thud' noise coming from the right front when I brake.

Its not always that I hear this noise and reproducing this is proving to be a challenge..

I've taken my car a million times to the dealers and yet not once when the mechanic sits with me this noise occurs..

Here is the basic description.

Approaching a depression on the road(relatively big mud puddles) fast or slow If i brake then I "Sometimes" feel like someone threw a stone at the under chassis and i can feel that when i put my foot on the accelerator/brake.

This happens when i turn the wheel and brake while i approach an inclination as well..

After repeatedly asking the mechanic he said it is because of ABS, which i definitely dont agree yet there is nothing i can do..

There is absolutely no problems during braking or turning . everything seems precise and sharp but occasionally I hear this noise...

I'm taking my car again to the dealer in a few days.. If anyone has faced the same issue pls let me know how to address it.



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If there is any sign of skidding then the ABS can do it. But it should not just be a single thump.

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This is going to be my first post though am a regular visitor i never registered in here. and i would like to tell you all i bought a Fiat Grande Punto 90HP on 10th Dec 2010.

Here is my first Post / complaint LOL.

 iam also getting the same noise mine is punto MJT 90HP. last two days i heard the noise twice when i turn the wheel to the left or decenting from high  area and pressing the brake iam getting some weird mechanical scraping noise coming from the front right side even i can feel through the pedals.but controls are perfect absolutely there is no problem with brakes or steering since mine has just clocked 1950kms.iam planning to get it checked by mechanics. i checked the under body also there is absolutely no signs of scrapings. i was wondering what might be the problem. i suspect last saturday i drive through a big pothole i was thinking that might be the reason. but then i didnt hear any noise. can any body has similar problem let us know how to rectify this. Thanks in advance.

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while on the inclination you say ? have you checked your suspensions ?


A thud has to be the suspension, if it had anything to do with the brakes it would have been a squeak and a continuous sound. It cannot be the ABS either.


I would suggest you ramp it up and have a thorough inspection of the suspension , spring and underneth.

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Yes this is a similar noise I'm talking about.Uff someone here has the same problem.. Now at least we can discuss the issue and somehow come to a conclusion ...


I hear squeaking noise at the right front when i brake but this issue I'm reporting now has been present much before the brake squeak started.

I've clocked 11000Km and there hasn't been any issue w.r.t handling/braking this is the only noise.

I'm quite a vehicle buff myself so i can understand if there are any technicalities involved in identifying the problem.

on that purview can you tell me what I should be looking for when I go in for an under chassis inspection ?

PS: There have been many occasions where I've scraped the front against some heavy humps which I could not avoid no matter what I've tried.

Please let me know if there is anything I should be specifically looking for.

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