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Title: To quote from the film "Tropic Thunder": I am full retard
Post by: Webby the Bear on 14 November 2017, 18:45:35
Had this knocking coming from the rear for a few weeks now. I've had it up in the air a couple of times looking for wrongness. Couldn't find anything "hanging off" even though it sounds bad in the car during driving.

It wasn't every bump that it made the noise which is why I wasn't surprised when I struggled to recreate the noise. This prompted me post up in the help section and thanks for that help.

I put some new rear shockers on and though this has actually made it a lot smoother over the bumps there's still been this knocking.

At my wits end I sent it up in the air on my lunch today and had young 'un 6ft up in the air with it. He's only little lol but even with him bouncing the rear up and down still couldn't make the noise  :(

One of our lads comes along, grabs the exhaust, moves it up and down.....noise manifests immediately. And loudly........middle exhaust rubbers destroyed. 2.14 later and the car is smooth as silk.

Anyway. Moral to this story. Don't overlook the obvious and don't throw parts at cars hoping they'll fix themselves without any actual evidence that your repair will work. I've done that and am now 45 lighter when the actual repair should have been a couple of squid!

Not all bad though. On the old shockers they had some sideways movement which I didn't like. And I've caught a small rust hole in the shock tower in time before it spreads so will weld that Sunday  :y
Title: Re: To quote from the film "Tropic Thunder": I am full retard
Post by: BazaJT on 14 November 2017, 18:49:20
Every day's a school day,glad you sorted it :y
Title: Re: To quote from the film "Tropic Thunder": I am full retard
Post by: Webby the Bear on 14 November 2017, 19:30:50
Every day's a school day,glad you sorted it :y

Lol very true mate! Cheers  :y
Title: Re: To quote from the film "Tropic Thunder": I am full retard
Post by: omegod on 14 November 2017, 20:37:46
 ;D ;D At least it wasn't an old tin of de icer in the spare wheel well, don't ask me how I know  :-[
Title: Re: To quote from the film "Tropic Thunder": I am full retard
Post by: Webby the Bear on 14 November 2017, 20:42:24
;D ;D At least it wasn't an old tin of de icer in the spare wheel well, don't ask me how I know  :-[

 :o :o ;D ;D ;D