Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Re: Chasing rattles, knocks and creaks
Today I loosened all of the suspension points, set it back down and retightened everything. I then re-lubed every zerk fitting I could find, front and rear.
So the rear of the rear upper control arms where attach to the rear end don’t have grease fittings. I guess I will get some spray grease and hit those as best I can.
I found a bumper bolt lying inside the frame rail. It must have been an old one because there were none missing. It was beat from rolling around.
I think my e-brake cable might have been rattling on an exhaust pipe.
I then loosened and retightened all of the body mount bolts.
I did not get a chance to drive it after this because my neutral safety switch fell apart, literally.
I think I’m going to find someone to TIG the upper fan support brackets to the radiator top cover. That could potentially eliminate a vibration.
My window felts, which are new, are not super tight against the glass so next thing will be to adjust the glass/felt/rubber. The doors are already Dynomatted and sound pretty darn solid. Rear quarters same story.
Dash area is pretty rock solid because I have no glove box, ash tray, gauges and just a fake radio face.
66 Chevelle hardtop - LFX 3.6 liter 4 Cam V6/6L50 6 speed auto trans, 3.07 10 bolt, full Hotchkis suspension, Wilwood 4 wheel discs, white with red interior, cowl hood.