Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 09:52:10 -0700
Reply-To: BRENT CHRISTENSEN <bchristensen@INFOGENESIS.COM>
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From: BRENT CHRISTENSEN <bchristensen@INFOGENESIS.COM>
Subject: Re: Banging noise from left (?) rear wheel-help needed
This is a shot in the dark, but check your bump stops to see if they are
shiny (i.e. bottoming out)- also check your shock mounts to make sure the
bushings are intact and the shocks aren't tweaked/broken. I have seen
broken shock mounts create this sort of racket on other cars...
'89 GL Syncro Westy
Santa Barbara, CA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vanagon Mailing List [mailto:vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM]On Behalf
> Of W. Silva
> Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2000 9:31 AM
> To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM
> Subject: Banging noise from left (?) rear wheel-help needed
> We are supposed to be leaving for MD in the morning, doesn't
> look like it's
> going to happen. We have been experiencing a banging noise in what we
> thought was the left rear wheel off and on for about 6
> months. We have had
> the rear brake drum turned because it was a little out of
> round and the
> noise went away only to come back a month later - worse.
> Out of desperation last Friday we ordered a complete axle shaft to be
> shipped second day from Calif. Received it today, the
> mechanic took the old
> one out and said he couldn't find anything wrong with it and
> that's probably
> a good thing because the fools send the wrong side, they sent
> the right
> side. He is putting it back together and pulling the right
> side just to
> check. I hope he finds it there because that only leaves the
> wheel bearings
> and that's a MAJOR job and it wouldn't be ready in time. I
> don't know what
> else to check, any ideas? It sounds like someone hitting the
> wheel hub with
> a hammer, is less obvious at high speeds, gets louder as you
> slow down to a
> stop (without touching the brakes) then softer when you apply
> the gas (I
> guess when there is torque on the shaft). Applying the
> brakes does not
> change the noise in any way. If you have any insight on this
> one, please
> let us know.
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