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Old 07-21-2016, 03:00 PM
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Default Metal to metal noise in rear when turning right only!

The title says it all. Only when turning slightly right. A bit louder under slight acceleration. Not in differential as a mechanic suspected - rebuilt that - same noise. [car is an 05 GT]
Coming from lower rear. You can hear it /feel it in the floor. I'm thinking trailing arm bushings or the weird upper link. Is this a common problem?

Sorry I didn't spell METAL correctly.

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Wild-*** guess because I have no idea what kind of metal-to-metal noise you're hearing . . . check for an exhaust line rubbing somewhere because it sounds like something is either moving sideways or up/down depending on which way the car is rolling. Aside from the suspension linkage, exhaust is the only thing that moves at all.

That's the best I can do.


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Originally Posted by Norm Peterson View Post
Wild-*** guess because I have no idea what kind of metal-to-metal noise you're hearing . . . check for an exhaust line rubbing somewhere because it sounds like something is either moving sideways or up/down depending on which way the car is rolling. Aside from the suspension linkage, exhaust is the only thing that moves at all.

That's the best I can do.


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The noise does sound like a exhaust pipe hitting, but that is not it. Also could sound like a backing plate or an ABS sensor touching a rotor but we have checked that out too. By sweeping right and left gently with the steering wheel you can turn the sound on and off like a light switch. It is a grinding gritty sound, like metal to metal. It resonates through the rear floor. I am thinking of looking into the control arm above the differential. Can I drive the car on a test run with that arm removed? [ asking this as I see a panhard bar for centering the housing]
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Originally Posted by Daleford View Post
Can I drive the car on a test run with that arm removed?
Don't even think of trying that. The upper arm is the only thing that keeps the axle from pivoting about the LCAs and potentially making a real mess back there.



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Don't even think of trying that. The upper arm is the only thing that keeps the axle from pivoting about the LCAs and potentially making a real mess back there.



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OK, I figured. THANKS for that info.

I would like to start replacing bushings. Maybe upper control arm first and see if noise is gone. Then LCAs. Around here I can't buy bushings by themselves, only on E-bay. Any suggestions as to where to buy?
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Originally Posted by Daleford View Post

Sorry I didn't spell METAL correctly.
Fixed your title for you
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Fixed your title for you
THANKS. Now, can you fix my car? LOL
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I had a similar sound in one car-caused by the dust shield. It was slightly bent and hit the brake caliper when I turned right. It was pretty easy to spot-there were scratch marks on it.
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THANKS. Now, can you fix my car? LOL
Sorry, can't help you with that
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