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Old 09-22-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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Big rattling problem

Idk what's going on under my car but there's a bad rattle that starts when I get to about 20MPH it's hard to pin point where the sound is. But it sounds like its coming from the rear driver side or mid point of car. But there is no noise when idle or just revving motor so it's not a exhaust problem I believe
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Still have the 2 piece driveshaft?
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Still have the 2 piece driveshaft?
Z28 never came with a 2 piece drive shaft.

Could be u-joints though.
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Z28 never came with a 2 piece drive shaft.

Could be u-joints though.

Ooops didn't see that
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It's the stock DS that comes with the 02 z28
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Its always being removed for tranny work
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Check the wheels to make sure they're torqued on correctly. Check the wheel hubs to make sure the bearings aren't damaged. Check the suspension components to make sure they aren't loose.
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How would I be able to tell if I need to replace my u joints?
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Check the wheels to make sure they're torqued on correctly. Check the wheel hubs to make sure the bearings aren't damaged. Check the suspension components to make sure they aren't loose.
I just change the suspension about 2weeks and the sound was already there before
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Check the exhaust anyways.
Wait for the car to be cold.
Lay on the ground and grab the exhaust tips/muffler pipes and shake as hard as possible in a bunch of different directions. If you hear it hit metal somewhere then you need to stop that sound from happening (new/different mounts, moving the pipes around, padding, etc.). Kick the pipes if you have to. If you hear a rattle when you kick them, that could be your sound.
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I changed my u joint yesterday and the knocking/rattling noise is still there. I'm thinking it can be something in the wheel hub
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heres a video that someone posted of what type of noise it is
IMG0099 - YouTube
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Wheel off balance, hub going out?
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Wheel off balance, hub going out?
I'm starting to think it's the wheel hub because it was making this noise before I put the stock wheels back on
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I'm starting to think it's the wheel hub because it was making this noise before I put the stock wheels back on
try jacking up each corner and rotate the wheel to see if that is the source.
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try jacking up each corner and rotate the wheel to see if that is the source.
I can't hear the noise until I get up to about 10 MPH
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I can't hear the noise until I get up to about 10 MPH
Hmm...my wifes mustang did the same and it was a hub.
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Hmm...my wifes mustang did the same and it was a hub.
OH ok I'll order a new hub and swap it out and see how it goes
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I'm guessing I can just get a new bearing for the rear axle shaft. But do the bearings come in different sizes??
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I'm guessing I can just get a new bearing for the rear axle shaft. But do the bearings come in different sizes??
Refer to my post about rear axle bearings: Rear Wheel Bearings

If the axle is chewed up, you'll be better off with a new axle instead of the "repair/axle-saver" bearings since once those are installed it's a bitch/impossible to remove the axle shaft without cutting it.
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