OK I thought it was the battery hitting the firewall because it wasn't tied down, but I took care of that and it's still happening. Whenever the car surges forward a little something back there makes a "knock" sound, usually when I'm letting out the clutch in first, etc. but even with my foot off the clutch I can get it to do it at very low RPM. It sounds like its coming from below or behind the passenger seat. Anyone have any ideas what might be loose? 87GT 5spd.
Posts: 1259 From: Orlando,FL,USA Registered: Mar 2002
I have the same thing on my 85Gt. I know it's not the ball joint, bushings and believe it's not the strut. My dog bone is good and has polly bushings. Front cradle bushing are good shape and tight. Think the front engine shock mount could do that?
I'd say mine sound between a knock and a loud pop... You can kind of feel it.
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Posts: 437 From: sneads ferry,nc usa Registered: Feb 2005
Thanks all. Good suggestions. I was thinking along the lines of a motor mount. It sounds like whatever it is is very close to the passenger compartment, like on the front side of the engine. I'll try to move the engine by hand and see what happens.
You might even get lucky, I had a 91 Taurus SHO that was clunkin like that so I was about to order new mounts but before, I crawled under and 2 bolts had come out of the mounts. 2 new bolts and problem was solved. If you have a garage, just get under and start lookin and grabbin things...eventually you will find it. Good luck
Im sure it probably would but I would think you would also feel the ass end wiggle too..wouldnt ya? Im sure this would drive a person nuts but I still think the best way is to just get under there with a GOOD light and start pushin and pullin on everything.