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clunk noise in the rear of the car

Old 01-04-2007, 11:56 PM
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I think my 3rd member bushings are shot, all i need to do is get under the car and poke around but my question is this. If that is my problem should i go with stock replacments or should i go with the stiffer type. No mods have been done to the car but i enjoy the saturday morning auto cross and i dont hold back.



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Old 01-04-2007, 11:57 PM
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by the way, i noticed moste of the crap sold on ebay is basicly junk. I dont recomend the short throw shifter...
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:37 AM
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most likely the diff mount is broken, but not those bushings you linked to. The front mount on the snout of the diff.



Honesly, i think the super solid diff mounts are a waste of money. And for a street car, you don't want all the drivetrain noise transmitted back through the body anyway.
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:46 AM
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I'll try to get under there this weekend. If what ever you said is indeed broken is it an easy fix, just by reading that it sounds like the diff housing might be broken... It clunks on and off the throttle, between gears, etc...
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:44 AM
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I believe he's referring to the front differential mount. Check out mazdatrix, the first 2 parts on this page. The "competition" mount is $61 less than the stock unit.



Replacement would probably involve loosening the rear subframe to lower it a bit, to access the diff mount (which is on top of the rear subframe, bolts to the side of the diff housing).
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Old 01-05-2007, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by cymfc3s' post='851681' date='Jan 4 2007, 10:37 PM

most likely the diff mount is broken, but not those bushings you linked to. The front mount on the snout of the diff.



Honesly, i think the super solid diff mounts are a waste of money. And for a street car, you don't want all the drivetrain noise transmitted back through the body anyway.
Agree. The mount ALREADY breaks sometimes with the stock bushing. Wouldn't you rather have it break the bushing instead of the mount itself?



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^ i would
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:22 AM
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Still havnt got under it yet, this weekend i worked on the engine wireing and such. I'll let ya know what i fine hopefully this comming up weekend.

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