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Old 04-23-2001, 07:00 PM   #1
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Check your exhaust. Esp, the area next to your rear diff. Check the play of the muffler, swing it side to side.
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Old 04-23-2001, 07:10 PM   #2
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Please describe the clutch "clunking" when does it happen?

Why not get under there and wiggle everything around and see if any of the mounts are way loose?

Beyond that I have found the source of some wierd sounds by having someone get in the car and simulate the conditions that I was hearing the sound. Letting the clutch out quickly and the like. Be VERY, VERY careful when doing this. Don't put yourself in a position that you could be run over, put the ebrake on hard, and have them press very firmly on the brake when letting the clutch out.

In particular I discovered that by jacking the car up on the side rear diff mounts I ended up bending the plate a little. When the clutch was let out quickly in reverse the cross-bar attached to the diff ended up hitting this mounting plate making a metal on metal noise that was pretty loud.
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Old 04-24-2001, 01:33 AM   #3
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Post Broken tranny mount?

could anybody tell me the symptoms of a broken tranny mount? i'm hearing a clunking sound when i get on the gas. The clutch pedal is making like a "clunking sound" and it also does it when i go over bumps, even when i'm not in a gear. Anybody have any clues??
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