View Full Version : Weird noises?

The SSheriff
09-30-2008, 12:58 AM
Hello everyone,

I just wanted some input on some noises that have been coming from my 99 SS.

1. At idle and at 3000+RPM, I can hear and feel a "clacking" through the shifter. It sounds like a little choo-choo train. The shifter I have is a Lous Short Stick.

2. Whenever I turn my steering wheel, I can hear a sound that kind of resembles nails dragging across a cloth seat. I wouldn't describe it as a whirring though.

3. Whenever I am at 5000+RPM and engaged at full throttle, I can hear the sound that resembles the tearing or shredding of paper.

Any suggestions as to what problems these are?

09-30-2008, 05:08 AM
No suggestions, but all of those do indeed scare me. Good luck!

09-30-2008, 06:18 PM
Sounds like evil spirits to me :devil:.

09-30-2008, 08:34 PM
Sounds like your basic 9 year old Gm. :P

09-30-2008, 09:02 PM
all i know is when my car starts making funny noises i beat the hell out of it so it either breaks or goes away. either way i get piece of mind.if you dont its gonna worry you to death. most of the time the noise goes away. no worries. if it aint ticking,rattling or whining i start to worry:D.

09-30-2008, 10:10 PM
number 2 sounds like it is your i-shaft

10-01-2008, 03:23 AM
Have no idea but hopefully it's nothing to bad goodluck tho!

10-02-2008, 10:49 PM

The SSheriff
10-03-2008, 02:04 PM
Well, let me ask this..... what does detonation sound like? I think my knock sensor may be on its way out.

10-03-2008, 06:21 PM
like shaking a can of marbles... if it doesnt have a code for the knock sensors dont worry about it.

10-03-2008, 10:32 PM
#1 Tranny mount.

#2 Possible PS pump or rack problem... Fluid is fine?

#3 I don't know, but my red TA did the same for a few months when the car was stock... I turbocharged it and, lo and behold, it ceased. :confused: