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Let me start by saying I finally pulled the trigger and purchased a 2014 ELR. Like many others this was the car I wanted back when Cadillac announced it was coming out but when they released the pricing I lost interest quickly. I have been driving a 2015 Volt for the last two years and loved it but I couldn't get rid of the ELR wants.

My question is the car seems to clunk more than the Volt when letting off/on the throttle during normal driving. My Volt had 28k on it and the ELR has 32k on it is this normal slack in the drivetrain for the ELR? It's still under factory warranty I just hate to take it back and complain about something that is just normal looseness after 30k miles.
 

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Let me start by saying I finally pulled the trigger and purchased a 2014 ELR. Like many others this was the car I wanted back when Cadillac announced it was coming out but when they released the pricing I lost interest quickly. I have been driving a 2015 Volt for the last two years and loved it but I couldn't get rid of the ELR wants.

My question is the car seems to clunk more than the Volt when letting off/on the throttle during normal driving. My Volt had 28k on it and the ELR has 32k on it is this normal slack in the drivetrain for the ELR? It's still under factory warranty I just hate to take it back and complain about something that is just normal looseness after 30k miles.
Maybe the ELR shares some of the same problems with the Volt? Mine Volt did this exact same thing. Many people fix this by tightening the axle nut. I tried it and it didn't work, I had to have the axle replaced. This was done under warranty. Mine now makes NO sound when applying or letting off the accelerator. I always thought the sound was just part of the electric experience until I started browsing these forums!
 

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Get someone to torque your nuts first (I had Paula torque mine). You can actually do it without lifting the car and taking the wheel off if your wheels have center caps that can be carefully pried off. On the volt, I think I read that the procedure is to loosen it, then tightene to 180. (Don't remember the units, is is foot pounds or newton meters)?
 

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Maybe the ELR shares some of the same problems with the Volt? Mine Volt did this exact same thing. Many people fix this by tightening the axle nut. I tried it and it didn't work, I had to have the axle replaced. This was done under warranty. Mine now makes NO sound when applying or letting off the accelerator. I always thought the sound was just part of the electric experience until I started browsing these forums!
Sounds like I need to add this to the list of repairs for when I take it back to the dealer. I'm somewhat prepared for the NPF or unable to duplicate response from the dealer that is why I figured I would read up or ask here before I headed to the shop.
 

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Sounds like I need to add this to the list of repairs for when I take it back to the dealer. I'm somewhat prepared for the NPF or unable to duplicate response from the dealer that is why I figured I would read up or ask here before I headed to the shop.
The volt gen1 and ELR share the exact same drivetrain except for some slightly different tuning of how the ELR handles with hard acceleration which gives the ELR better 0 to 60 times. So the popping problem could easily affect both volt and ELR.
 

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I was only kidding. I meant to add: You lucky dog!
Except my wife has become jealous of Paula... given how much I see her. With the combination of the Volt, CTS, older Deville (traded in for the Volt), and Suburban there are some weeks when I'm at the dealership service center more than I'm at home. It really is time for another new car to complement the Volt, but the problem is, there really isn't anything compelling except a Tesla or a CT6 Plugin at this time. I'll need to save my pennies for quite awhile before getting one of those.

Back to topic, if someone Tboned by Volt, I'd be shopping for a used ELR without hesitation. We're now empty nesters (3 years before we thought we would be) and I'm still kicking myself for abandoning hope for the ELR as quickly as I did (1 week after product introduction at $75K). If I only had the foresight to see that prices would drop to nearly half by 2015... I'd be in an ELR instead of a Volt right now, with a huge smile on my face.
 
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