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2001 Kia Optima - Train sound underneath

\015 When driving my 2001 Kia Optima, there is a clickety clackety noise that it makes from underneath in the rear. It is not the sound of grinding rotors or brakes going bad. The sound reminds me of the sound the train makes when going across the railroad tracks. I do not know if it is the axle or what. Any suggestions?\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 22-01-2018

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I had this problem it was the control arm in the rear of the car.
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