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Old 10-20-2002, 23:21   #1 (permalink)
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EF XR with clunking rear end

This one has got me stumped, I have a manual EF XR6 which has developed a clunking from the rear end, it happens when power is applied or removed, especially in 1st during bumper to bumper traffic.

I can't work out if its diff backlash or worn bushing in the suspension, so had it looked at, backlash is within spec, and so is the upper bush movement.

If I apply the handbrake and lift the clutch while in gear, I hear a noise which is definatly backlash, but not the noise I hear whilst driving.

Anyone had a similar problem?

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Old 10-20-2002, 23:30   #2 (permalink)
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does it do it when slowly reversing out of your driveway???
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Old 10-21-2002, 00:25   #3 (permalink)
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does it do it when slowly reversing out of your driveway???
Doesn't appear to, but i'm fairly gentle on it when doing this as the driveway is tight. Its not always consistant neither which hampers working it out :(

Thanks for replying Jase

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Check your top shock mounts - rubbers may be compressed allowing shock absorber shaft to move against body or a shock may even be broken?????

Basically, just check all the bushed mounts throughout the suspension, also paying particular attention to the diff mount for the Watts link.
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also check uni's (normally get a vibrations to)
I was thinking before that it may have been the diff clunk that is common.
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Thanks guys, uni's are fine but I havn't had all the bushes checked, I just hope it isn't the diff, its always been tight and chatters around corners unless I change the oil often, running Redline synth in it at the moment.

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also check uni's (normally get a vibrations to)
I was thinking before that it may have been the diff clunk that is common.
Loose tailshaft bolts will also give you these symptoms
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