My other car has wings
OK, found your thread, looks like fun.....it's pretty much the same procedure as replacing the rear wheel bearing.
Manual transmission? They are always quite loose (and not just in GTOs). Not abnormal there.OK thanks, its just that I see this as a primary source of my clunking. The diff seems pretty tight still. The tranny is a little sloppy too.
Someone the other day suggested checking the diff to crossmember bolts and I plan to check mine, but everything else has checked out. Repeatedly.in my experience, clunks come from odd places.
like cracked spider gears.
worn shock mounts allowing the rods to pop
i have had worn cv joints produce a clunk, and in the trash they went.
dangernoodle had a loose diff to xmember bolt
i've had problems with exhaust pipes slapping the underbody in the 04, which needed some poly engine mounts to fix
sometimes i think if i left the cars stock and babied them, they'd never make odd noises. but, they can be found and fixed. it's not always the obvious places.
there is, you just haven't found it. :wall:On my 69 Chevy pickup at one time I got a weird clunk when shifting from Park to Drive or Reverse. I had had trouble with the carrier bearing in the driveshaft so I checked it out real well, was in fine shape. BUT, I found that one of the u-joints had seized and the joint was working it's way through the cast steel yoke, surprised it didn't fly apart. I had just towed my show car home from a show that day, a 100 mile round trip, could have been ugly.
Anway, had to replace half of the driveshaft as the yoke was seriously damaged. Weird thing was, it made no noise at all while driving, only a clunk when shifting into gear or from Drive to Reverse.
In a way I wish something would pop up on the GTO that is that obvious so I could just fix it and be done with it. I just have to live with the fact that there isn't anything wrong with the GTO.