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Had the day off work today...it is a bright sunny perfect day....

I'm driving to Subway to get lunch and in my residential neighbourhood for whatever reason, the city has some big hoses running from a fire hydrant to a project a few blocks away (they are digging something up, not sure what). Anyways these hoses have been there for 3 weeks and are well marked and in addition they put ashpalt over the hoses so that they stay together. In essence it's a big speed bump for which you have to slow down to a crawl to go over.

Well being so nice today, I had the windows open and the stereo cranking....next thing you know....BANG!!!!! Needless to say I had gone over these stupid hoses with my car. I was going about 60 Km/h (35mph). Shortly after there is a 4 way stop and I went through that no problem...phew. I keep driving a couple of seconds and slow down for a turn and when I apply any moderate pressure to my brakes there is this "clunk" sound from what I think is the rear of the car (not really sure though).

The car turns fine and there are no noises as far as I can tell when I turn the wheel either way. Also there is nothing leaking under the car, and looking at the undercarriage nothing seems to be hanging/out of place nor is there any sign I bottomed out. So my only problem is this clunking sound whenever I apply moderate pressure to the brakes (no sound when light pressure applied). Also it only seems to come on when I am coming to a complete stop or rolling at a very low speed. It seemed to be better on the way back from Subway.

Any thoughts on what the problem is? Also, would insurance cover something like this? It was after all an accident.......
 

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Hmm...did you check all the hoses in the front just in case? Something in the back...hmm shocks something IDK, I would say bring it in and just have them do a checkup
 

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Was hoping to get more responses....

Update:

I took it into the shop today and told them my problems. They ended up doing a brake service which consists of inspecting and lubing the brakes. The noise is still there and they told me that they would need 1-2 hours to run diagnostics on the car to get a better idea of what the problem was. They also retorqued the subframe (whatever that means) as this is often a cause of noises after accidents. In addition, they checked underneath the car and according to them absolutely everything looks as it should. I asked if the car was safe to drive as is and he said "I can't guarantee that it is".

I decided to take the car as is and I will try another shop tomorrow to get a second opinion before forking out $160 just to have the car looked at again. Any opinions?
 
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