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Drivers side rear noise

Razorboy

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I have got a 69 lemans convertible with a noise on the driver side rear area that sounds like two pieces of metal slapping together. Like something is binding then snapping back. I only hear it when making a left turn. I’ve got drum brakes and have checked springs and shoes and all looks good with them. I’ve looked at the shocks and everything seems to be tight. I checked all the clamps in that area as well. I did measure the two rear fender wells and the driver side is sitting in an inch lower. Any ideas what this could be ? Thanks4216
 

melsg5

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do you have a limited slip differential?
if you do, when is the last time you changed the fluid and added two bottles of the GM additive?
 

cammerjeff

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The only other thing I can think of would be in the trunk, check the lower right portion of the trunk, there is a small extension area that I have seen things accumulate in, it could just be something rattling around in the trunk.

Or a loose exhaust system if it has a right side tail pipe. Other less common things it could be a broken rear spring, a binding lower or upper control arm.
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Razorboy

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I checked the rear fluid level; it was just under the fill plug. I gave it additive to level.
Still hearing the noise. Have checked the springs and shocks and they look good.
Any other ideas you on what could be causing it? I appreciate the input. Thanks
 

Razorboy

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Is there a way to replace the gear oil other than removal of the cover? Didn’t see a drain plug.
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