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Loud battery thumping even while driving

Discussion in 'Model 3: Battery & Charging' started by MrFusion, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. MrFusion

    MrFusion Member

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    So we’ve all heard the various clunks and thumps from the battery while charging, but is it typical for these same type of noises to be heard while driving? I just noticed this during the last week while on a road trip that there is the occasional loud clunk that you can feel inside the cabin while driving. If I didn’t know better I would think I had run something over or something struck the bottom of the car.
     
  2. Tz00

    Tz00 3 LR AWD

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    After Supercharging? I've heard that, just the opposite of the Supercharging thumps, where the metal cools down and contracts making a sound. Nothing to worry about, but I do initially think I drove over something too.
     
  3. justsomeguy

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    It also has to do with elevation changes. Were you perhaps driving through some large hilly/mountainous areas?
     
  4. ZOMGVTEK

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    I’ve heard this several times while driving. Sometimes it’s quite alarming.
     

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