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Re: clunking noise, not sure what it is, need help
It only happens when you come to a complete stop, or when starting from a complete stop? Hmmm.....not sure, probably not the usual culprit. And it's intermittent? Rats, major pain in the neck. One oddball one to check would be your spring bushings. Your rig is in much better shape than mine, but you might look. Mine were making some horrendous noise when I first bought it, but only when cornering! Since the shackles are out where everybody can see them, we figured that one out right quick though!
Sometimes it takes a while to find a noise. My wife had a '90 Olds Calais that had a tick in it. I replaced the timing chain and lifters, but still had the tick. My father (a proffesional mechanic) said "a H*&L! Run it till it blows--which my wife did. It scattered about 170 miles north of town. When I took the head off I found that #1 and #2 pistons (4cyl Iron Duke) were at TDC. #2 was split in half! Evidently, the piston had been split for the last 2 years (when the ticking started), and the little critter just kept running until it split all the way down to the skirt and the con rod came out and beat the daylights out of the block.
All I can say is that intermittent noises are a pain. Let us know when you find it so we all learn a little more! Good luck with it!
"Fly low, fly fast, turn left!"--advice to new Reno Airracing pilots.