Sounds like I'm going over rumble strips
Okay - before I head back to the dealership, I'd like to hear some thoughts on this.
I took my car in because I was having some shifting issues (clutch pivot fork/throw-out bearing issues was my own diagnosis) along with a lot of creaks and clunks from my suspension.
The dealership concluded that I needed a new clutch and throw-out bearing and that I needed new struts and lower control arms in the front.
I gave them the okay to do the transmission work and I ordered all the parts to do the struts and control arms myself. I got the car back from the dealership yesterday.
As I'm driving home, I get a situation where it sounds and feels like I'm going over rumble strips under moderate acceleration. All in the front, specifically the driver's side... but that may be simply because that's where I'm sitting. The problem is most apparent in first gear from stop, but noticeable in higher gears if I give it a bunch of throttle.
Could this be a suspension issue (struts, control arms, bushings) that should be cleared up when I do that work? (I posted in this forum since the problem started after a clutch replacement) I don't want to do that work myself, have that not be the problem, then take it back to the dealership and have them say it was something I did. I plan on calling them tomorrow, but if anyone has some insight on this I would appreciate it.
I should note that I hadn't noticed even the slightest bit of this issue before taking it into the shop. It is a brand-new experience. I also still have my winter wheels and tires on the car (15-inch PT cruiser steelies) - but they've been on there for months and, again, I've never noticed anything like what I'm experiencing now.
Again, any thoughts or insights appreciated. Thanks!