rattle, RattlE, RATTLE... I\'m going nuts in my ZR2
I'm slowly going insane as I drive my `96 ZR2. There is a rattling noise coming from the driver's side front (I think). This little demon only manifests itself when the truck is in motion, and it started about a week or two after I installed a set of Rancho RS5000 shocks. It seems to be the worst just driving down the street up to about 40 MPH - little bumps that you normally wouldn't even feel cause this kind of stone in a tin can sound. And it's really sporatic... won't hear it for a couple minutes, then it's back again. I don't think I've ever heard it on the highway.
After the noise first came about, I yanked the front tires and torqued the h#ll out of the shock bolts on both sides. This helped for about a day or so... then the noise came back with a vengeance.
Today I jacked up the front of the truck and checked things out a bit. The shocks seem tight and the bolts aren't loose. I grabbed the top and bottom of the tire and tried to wiggle - no slop. When I grabbed the front and rear of the tire and shook the tire as it would move during steering, it moved quite a bit (both front tires in the air, steering wheel locked). I can, however, see the steering components moving back and forth as I move the tire like this.
Any ideas? Do you guys think it's something with the shocks, steering stabilizer, ball joints (replaced ~2 years ago), anything???
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