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Hello, I have a 58 plate cooper D with the full JCW kit.
For a while i have been getting a single clonk noise when pulling away then again when coming to a hault. But the other day while driving around it got alot worse. I would get a continued clonking noise only when I lifted off the accelerator but once I accelerated it stopped. Tge clonking sounds metallic. My mechanic has had a look at the car and can only get the clonk on pulling away and stopping, not constant. He has had it up on the ramp and cannot see anything loose or hanging off.
Has anybody got any idea what it might be as we are stuck.

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Check the engine/gearbox mounts. give it a good shove forwards and backwards in the engine bay and see if there is excessive movement.

Also worth having a look at your lower wishbone bushes. With the handbrake on, give the front wheels a good shove forwards and backwards with your foot. Again you're looking for excessive movement.

After this I'd take the wheels off and check the calipers are fitted correctly (bolts still tight).
 
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