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Left rear popping noise finally fixed. by Dodgerunner
Started on: 10-03-2013 10:49 AM
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Had a poping noise from the suspension in the right rear of my 85GT. Would happen during acceleration/deceleration and sometimes while turning.
I had replace the hub, strut, check bushings, control link, motor mount, checked dog bone. Nothing made a difference. You could feel the pop and it felt like it was coming from under the passenger seat. Checked and tightened the front cradle bushing bolts but no change.
Finally I thought I'd check the right rear cradle bolt. It turned about 1/4 turn.
Popping gone after a year and a half.
whooohooo!!!! Sure nice to have a quiet ride now.

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Report this Post10-03-2013 11:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BloozberrySend a Private Message to BloozberryEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Good for you. I have a customer's car that makes the same noise (although it's pretty muted). I've looked up and down for the source without any success. Now I know where I'll look next. Thanks for posting.
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I have a chirp sound that comes from my Formulas driver side rear, cannot for the life of me find it. It happens on abrupt bumps and I only notice it at lower speeds, say under 40. Nothing seems loose, Rear sway bar is lubed and not poly, exhaust seems tight. I even sprayed silicone lube up in the strut thinking maybe it was that, no change.

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There was a clunking coming from the front of my sons car. After wasting endless time checking shocks, brakes, etc. It ended up being the car jack was loose in the front compartment. Doh! Sometimes it's the simple stuff.

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Originally posted by Dodgerunner:

Had a poping noise from the suspension in the right rear of my 85GT.


I get a strange sound from the same area in my '84 on occasion when I start off which I've been attributing to the cut springs not sitting quite right in the top of the passenger side strut. Maybe I'll now have a look at my cradle bolts!

By the way Rory, your topic heading is wrong...

 
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Left rear popping noise finally fixed.

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By the way Rory, your topic heading is wrong...




He must have been standing on the other end of the car when he typed the topic heading
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Originally posted by 2.5:

He must have been standing on the other end of the car when he typed the topic heading


Plus the fact he was probably laying under the car with his feet out the back while he was working on it.
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Oops ....Well you know what they say about left handed people being in their right minds.....Well I'm right handed so......

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Originally posted by 2.5:

I have a chirp sound that comes from my Formulas driver side rear, cannot for the life of me find it.


It's inside the strut itself. Original OEM, right?

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I had a very similar situation as Dodgerunner's, with my 86SE. Pop or clunk on accel or decel, usually in the first 3 gears. It sounded as if it were right behind the right seat. I had recently been told by NTB that my new Rodney Dickman ball joint on the right rear was worn out. Grabbed a new one at NAPA and when we pulled Rodneys, well guess what. It was typical Rodney quality. No Problemo.

After reinstalling it we started looking at the new engine and trans mounts and cradle mount, and even the hubs and axles. Turned out to be the through-bolt of the dogbone where it attaches to the trunk wall. It was loose.
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Yes on my GP a loose dog bone made a popping noise also.
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Originally posted by FTF Engineering:


It's inside the strut itself. Original OEM, right?


Its original yep. Cant be lubed then, just replaced?

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Its original yep. Cant be lubed then, just replaced?



Sorry, but nope... Can't be lubed. It's inside. Only relief is replacement.

You were itching for some Konis anyway, weren't you?

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Dodgerunner,
one cradle bushing making noise can be a sign others are bad/loose.

Soft/bad front(s) can make rear move more and in turn, noise and other problems.

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Originally posted by jimbolaya:

There was a clunking coming from the front of my sons car. After wasting endless time checking shocks, brakes, etc. It ended up being the car jack was loose in the front compartment. Doh! Sometimes it's the simple stuff.

Jim


I had a front end rattle that ended up being the rod that holds the spare tire down. It was flat and bouncing around along with that rod. Check those spares!
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