The most troubling is that their is a strange noise coming from the transmission. I had a cracked flexplate also. For this I used a 15mm box-end wrench, brake parts cleaner, and red loc-tite. This is because the mass of a torque converter used with an automatic transmission acts like a flywheel, smoothing out engine pulses. I thought it was a rod, especially hearing the noise toward the front lower part of the mill knowing that the front of the crank is the last of the journals to get oil.
No, we do not hand out car sponsorships. The most perfect sounding rod knock noise coming from the pan. Can anyone enlighten me here? The Showdown is for cars exactly like Rudys roadster. Great to see you guy's again. I assumed mine was cuase the flywheel was from a 229V6 and sitting behind a 305 and then a 350, both driven hard. But now it is loud and very disturbing. Like a very loud rod knock.
Fixed it after checking for elongated holes and the knock was gone and I found my chick in the whorehouse Travis Thats good you found what it was! Got a new fuel pump. Havnt tried driving the car yet to c what happens, and not sure if i should even try. Flywheels and flexplates contain a starter ring around the outside of their circumference. Does the 'clicking' sound like it is coming from the trans? I would not rule out flex disc's, center carrier bearing and rear axle shafts. I cannot tell for sure reading your post whether you indicate the car makes the noise when it isn't moving, but if so, disregard my suggestion, as you would only hear these if the car was moving. What separates us from owners of beater cars is 2 things.
The factory bolt will have a thread locker patch applied. . Compression test will only tell you the condition of the rings and valves. It also does it occasionally when I turn off the engine and the engine is slowing. I drilled the crank, used a nice new crank bolt and installed a new balancer.
Is it a kind of quiet knock? I get back to the show and figure I'm all set. So we take the car over to the camping area and Tony from the PackRats Thanks again man helps me get the car up on some blocks so we can get under it easier and get the pan off. It produced the noise in park, drive, and reverse. So i got under there and bumped car over checking all bolts on fly wheel and torque converter, everything checks out. They are integral to flexplates but can often be removed and replaced on flywheels.
I got a buddy a nice score on a 305 that was supposed to have a rod out. After looking at YouTube videos, I think it's my flexplate. Over 600 dollars to roll back it home. You loosen the nut on the drive shaft and slide it off the tranny. I also had the torque convertor bolts come loose but there were just bolts, no nuts. I have the transmission out and a new starter plate on the way.
If you find any of these while inspecting your flexplate, it is cause for rejection of the flexplate. Does this sound like a flex plate problem? So finally one guy says check the flexplate and sure enough, 1 bolt was gone and 2 were loose. Today I did some testing and noticed that the tapping or knocking is most pronounced when the vehicle is in gear and when the brakes are held. I start car and get under there and it sounds as if its inside the torque converter. Big Olds will not be attending a Jalopy Showdown in the future as long as I have a boyfriend with a cool ass roadster that loves to laugh and get muddy as much as I do. Advice I received on this board led me to believe that people have had pretty poor luck with the rebuilt shafts from places like AutoZone.
Only reason I havent pulled the oil pan yet is because I bought the engine from a reputable shop, it runs real smooth and it really sounds like its coming from the torque converter or flywheel. Don't I get some sort of perfect girlfriend award for the weekend. I've got a knock that comes and goes that my mechanic says is in the bottom end of the motor. I cleaned it with brake parts cleaner, added some loc-tite yeah I know the stuff I have isn't really loc-tite, but works the same , then put it back. Both engine and transmission fluid look nice and clean. Just an update on my noise.
Like I said I never tore into a trans or this bellhousing area prior. I just removed the lower inspection cover, I did not remove the starter but I don't think you'd be able to access them from there either. Do you have the inspection cover on? I was told a cracked harmonic balancer would sound similar. I packed up and headed inside without being able to crawl under and check the plate. Flywheels are installed on vehicles with manual transmissions and flexplates are installed on vehicles with automatic transmissions. After spending some time going over everything, i had found the balancer had become loose and was actually knocking around on the crank snout. It does not do it upon normal acceleration or at any certain rpm range.