General Maintenance & Repairs - Rearend noise
07-03-2012, 09:28 AM
I have a 96 z28 6 speed and the rearend is makin a load clunking noise does anyone have any idea what the problem could b?
07-03-2012, 09:33 AM
I'd say hard launches and in need of an upgrade. Put a 12bolt and never look back!
07-03-2012, 10:41 AM
Can you still drive the car? When i toasted my rear end it make an awful loud clunking noise and would feel like it was skipping when trying to accelerate. It was not driveable. Rear end is probably toast. I suggest an S60 as that is what I went with... the 12 bolt is no good for us m6 guys! Though idk if you want to dump $2500 into your LT1...
07-03-2012, 11:19 AM
U can still drive it but it sounds awful. Yea i don't think I wanna dump that much in it right now lol
07-03-2012, 11:46 AM
its the sound of you having to open your wallet and invest in a good rear. behind an m6 the 10 bolt is pretty much useless if you plan on racing or even driving hard.
07-03-2012, 02:47 PM
Damn is m6s that hard on rearends this is the first one I've had
07-03-2012, 05:56 PM
How many miles do you have on the car? Have you put it up on jack stands and tried to find the source of the noise? Is it possible that you are having a problems with one of the rear brakes or perhaps the drive shaft? U-bolts perhaps?
I've got over 200k miles on my daily driver Z28, and recently had to change out the pinion bearing. If you have caught the problem just as it's happening, it's possible that you can repair it without a huge expense.
07-03-2012, 06:02 PM
It's got 180000, haven't messed with it yet. I don't know how long it's been doin this I just got the car and it was already like this
07-04-2012, 02:13 AM
and while your at it id look at the u joints too, might as well rule out the cheap stuff out first befor you go throwing in another rear end
07-04-2012, 10:24 AM
I took it apart and the ring and pinion gears exploded loo
07-04-2012, 10:33 AM
Pics of said carnage???
07-05-2012, 01:57 PM
Damn I love rear gear carnage. I feel somehow cheated.
07-06-2012, 01:47 PM
Haha I wish I felt cheated lol
07-07-2012, 07:54 AM
I love carnage pics...as long as its someone elses. Thats why I rebuild mine before it went. My front pinion gear was shot.
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