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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:15 pm    Post subject:  R to D clunk Ocasional Reply with quote

Do the dog bones ever develop slop?

How do you check for slop on the lower mounts?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I had that clunk before I replaced the dogbone mounts. I installed polys and haven't had that clunk come back. They could be in need of change or the engine/trans mounts are bad. It could be a variety of things so start by replacing the easiest one (imho), the upper (dogbone) mounts.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:13 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Did you just do new inserts on the dog bone or buy a new dog bone entirely.

If just did insert in dog bone do they slide in easily or are they a snug pry out hammer in type of thing?

Did you do anything on the radiator support end or was your noise only in the dog bone end.

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Getting ready to jack up and check torque on lowers now.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:18 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'd check the torque on the cradle bolts. They can make all sorts of noise if the back out slightly.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I'd check the torque on the cradle bolts. They can make all sorts of noise if the back out slightly.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:49 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Tightened fronts to 118 and rear to 122 with frame supported.

Will see over next couple of weeks if wife ever hears clunk again.

If clunk returns will move on to dog bones, they do have a bit of slop at the barrel ends.

Engine mount bolts seamed tight at all locations I could get at with a wrench after removing plastic cowling.

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P.S. gained what I would estimate at a half a turn on all cradle bolts and a good 3/4 or so on one of the fronts.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:18 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

That should take care of it then.
If not, Rock Auto has the bushings for the dogbones for about $6 each. I used a vise and WD40 to press mine into my old dogbones. I got the radiator supports fron ZSPOT, I forget how much, around $45 each I think. The bushing in those are not available separately that I could find.
Changing everything took about 25 minutes, and my clunk is gone now also.

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