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goatboy

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Having grown up riding dirt bikes and still do I learned the importance of checking the tightness of nuts and bolts, all you have to do is lose a part or two to ruin a weekend ride and you learn real fast. So cars have been no exception to me, having just purchased my 93 and chasing down a few rattles plus wanting to get a feel for the car I went from top to bottom and front to back checking every fastener, typical low torque stuff was pretty lose as I have found on many cars but a very annoying rattle that I was able to solve was one of the rear control rods that was loose as a goose at the mounting bracket, the rest of the high torque stuff was all snug. Now my question for you problem solvers is my ASR unit, if I gently hit the palm of my hand against the fender where the unit is attached it sounds like Ricky Ricardo playing the marachis, I took the plastic cover off and watched the pulleys that the cables are attached to and that is were the noise is coming from. It seems that there should be a spacer so those pulleys don,t have so much play on the shaft. Has any one had this rattle and solved it? Can I take the unit apart and shim it? I wouldn,t worry about it but I can hear it every time I hit a bump.
 
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Eagle85C4

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I just dropped the whole car into a tank of WD-40....stopped all the squeaks.... but it took a while to get rid of the squishy sound everytime I go to slide into the seat...:J :L
 
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Drewser

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Ba-Ba-LOOOOOOOOO

I thought Ricky played the congas?:D:dance
-Drew:w
 
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goatboy

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Hey you guys are killin, me, i,m glad to see you are up on your Lucy trivia. I being a pro drummer put all those type of instruments under the heading Latin Percussion, besides that Ricky on congas sound comes from my LT-1 top end!
 

Ken

Gone but not forgotten
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Hey Ed, maybe I shouldn't have led them down that path to begin with, but then, you probably set me up for it didn't you? ;)

_ken :w
 

CorvetteArchives

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Carbon County, PA
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1984 Z51 Silver/Gray & as Much SS & CFibre we find
Just in case you're interested...we have the 11 page GM tech bulletin concerning squeaks and rattles at our site...its under "tech bulletins"/"body and trim"...ist mostly from early c4 but may help with any other problems
 

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