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I just purchased a certified used 09 Optima, Very well maintained and low mi. Just noticed a clunk on the rear R tire side when hitting some bumps and at times when turning. Almost sounded like something rolling in trunk (still did it when I removed everything from trunk). Took to the dealer and put it on a lift. Stated could not find problem (blamed factory coil springs). Also just noticed the rear brakes squeaking but this may be unrelated.

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Sounds like gas sloshing around in the tank. Mine does when the tank is full-3/4. It will do it on turns and on stop and go.

I would check the sway bar links and bushings. Also, check the dust boots on the shocks to see if they loose. I have only seen it happen on one car(mine), but it sounded horrible, like something vital was falling off, even though it really wouldn't hurt anything.
 
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