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Hey there, I Have a 2016 Jeep Renegade Latitude. I bought it in May and it had zero problems. Well about a week after purchase I noticed this metal on metal sound underneath my car near the back. I don’t know what it is at all. I have checked the license plate which it totally wouldn’t be anyways because of the paper temp tag I had for a month. I’ve checked all in the car, where the spare goes and have pinpointed the sound to being under the car. I had all new breaks put on it a few weeks after purchase and the sound is still there. It only happens when I drive really slow. Like backing up, pulling up to a drive through, driving in a parking lot situation. nothing over 10/15 mph makes the sound. But when I go slow it’s VERY distinctive. Like if a parking lot is halfway full you can hear the sound a good ways away. It literally sounds like two thin metal bars are hitting each other or hitting something. Please help
 

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I get this. Random noise. Can't work out when it happens

It's been into a dealer and independent fiat specialist.
Dealer charged and supposedly "fixed" it.
Independent said they couldn't find it but checked all vital mechanicals and have a theory it could be a dodgy swaybar bushing or something.
 

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I get this. Random noise. Can't work out when it happens

It's been into a dealer and independent fiat specialist.
Dealer charged and supposedly "fixed" it.
Independent said they couldn't find it but checked all vital mechanicals and have a theory it could be a dodgy swaybar bushing or something.
Mine isn’t random though. It happens every day that I drive and if someone else drives it it’s the same.
 

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Buying a 4 year old car 2 months ago is hardly helping your case. Do you have a confirmed previous Service History with receipts, book stamps etc?

Fear not if you don't have those items as we are all here to "Guess" with your assistance as to what may be causing your issue.

Can you possibly inform of us of the actual age, type, model etc of your Renegade?

I see that you have quite a strange forum name, would you care to elaborate upon it? :unsure:
 

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Buying a 4 year old car 2 months ago is hardly helping your case. Do you have a confirmed previous Service History with receipts, book stamps etc?

Fear not if you don't have those items as we are all here to "Guess" with your assistance as to what may be causing your issue.

Can you possibly inform of us of the actual age, type, model etc of your Renegade?

I see that you have quite a strange forum name, would you care to elaborate upon it? :unsure:
I seen the car fax when I bought the car. It’s never been in an accident. Its had oil changes and new tires before I bought it. It was repossessed. It is a 2016 Jeep Renegade Latitude FWD.
And there’s nothing strange about my forum name considering it’s my actual first and last name. My name is Leslie LaVerne Guess.
 

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By random I mean I cannot work out the circumstances that will definitely cause the noise. e.g when turning accelerating, braking, with/without 4WD lock, climbing incline, decending incline etc.

Just randomly clack whilst driving at relatively low speeds. Sound like driver's side.

One time I was convinced it happened when parked up after slamming the rear driver's side passenger door shut.

Random. And annoying.
 

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and enjoy the forum!

Good luck.
 

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And there’s nothing strange about my forum name considering it’s my actual first and last name. My name is Leslie LaVerne Guess
Ouch, someone is pretty peeved off. The word Guess had nothing to do with your name as I for one don't lower myself to be that childish and pokefun at names. Therefore don't be thin skinned but see what the word Guess!!! meant in the context of the post. Asking about someone's name is hardly poking fun at them. It is a strange name. Strange as in unusual but hey if you don't like chatting I don't mind.

If someone were to give a clear, concise and accurate post with a lot of detail then members won't be guessing what is wrong but can tailor their reply to match the symptoms. It's like going to the Doctor and saying "Doctor I am not well". Then the Doctor asks a hundred and one questions as they are guessing what may be wrong.

Whereas were the patient ie you to give as much information as you could relating to the fault removes the guesswork and a more viable solution could possibly and quickly follow.

Do you understand now that your name was never in question?
 

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As stated above its hard to diagnose without more information, however a couple things pop into mind as ive experienced both on other vehicles. Something in the rear brake drum like a rock or even a broken return spring. Also CV joints can click and the sound can seem like its coming from the rear.
 

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What about a plastic tie wrap that can be used to secure a wheel trim to a metal wheel. If the tag end is at the back of the wheel and not cut it can produce a clckity clack noise at low speed but at high speed it would be more of a whirrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 
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