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Old 02-15-2005, 12:16 PM
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Rearend question-possible purchase

The car is going nice, I have plenty of patience and all i need now is money and warmer weather. Anyways, I've been noticing a loud scratching noise when I push the car in and out of the garage. I'm thinking its a tranny problem, but it shifts in and out of reverse and nuetral fine. Think of an obnixious scrap or metal dragging on the ground, and its not, I've looked and nothing is scratching, or rubbing on the wheels.

If it is the rearend, then I have a possible purchase of an 88 buick rearend lined up. It might need some chopping done to make it fit, but 50 bucks aint bad from my bro's friend who has the buick sitting on blocks.


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Old 02-15-2005, 12:22 PM
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How about the brake calipers or shoes dragging? A little surface rust on the disc/drum and it will make an annoying sound.
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Brake drums

if you have a brake dragging just a bit it can make a scratchy noise..check that before spending the big bucks

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A little bit of loose rust in a brake drum can make A LOT of noise.
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Old 02-18-2005, 09:56 AM
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thanks guys i'll check it out this weekend.
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sound may be rust on rotors or drums

might have to pull the drums to clean it off or drive it till it quits dragging.


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Old 03-01-2005, 10:31 AM
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We keep getting 4 inches of snow on Sunday, and I cant get the car in the garage to get the wheels and stuff off. I'll try to do it Friday if not Sunday.

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I am going to bet the farm that it is the drums full of rust/brake dust. A little bit of moisture and a couple of days will rust up the brake surfaces. Usually within a couple blocks of driving/stopping the noise and the majority of the rust will be gone. Remember the main rule of rodding, try the cheapest easiest fix first, then go to the next. If not you are going to spend tons of money on something that you don't need or want. K.I.S.S.
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