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Grinding and Clunking during Acceleration

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Jamison, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. Jamison

    Jamison Member

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    We recently bought a 2018 Model X. Loving it, but over the last couple of weeks we are getting a horrible grinding and clunking sound seemingly coming from the rear of the car when we accelerate hard. With very slow acceleration it doesn't happen. Had the car for about 2 months and this wasn't happening at first, started a couple weeks ago and seems to be getting worse. Anyone seen this? Going to make a service request tomorrow.
     
  2. Jamison

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    Of note, I have seen a few other posts and do not get this when turning.
     
  3. jboy210

    jboy210 Supporting Member

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    Look at this thread

    Acceleration Shudder

    Also, see if putting the height to "low" makes it go away.
     
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  4. Silicon Desert

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    You shouldn't have run over your wife :eek:
    I like Jboy suggestion. What happens in low suspension? Interesting that you say it sounds to come from the rear. The typical acceleration shutter is in the front, so maybe something different. Actually I thought this was remedied in newer models.
     

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