GQ Patrol banging noise

Submitted: Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 00:43
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Howdy People,

Can anyone help me with finding the source of this banging noise. It doesnt happen all the time, just every so often...the vehicle makes this banging noise that sound like it is coming from under the drivers seat or in the middle between the front seats. Its been up on a hoist, we hav prodded and poked every thing that we can find under there....and still have no idea what causes it.
When its raining and the roads are wet...it seems to get worse....but like I say....the banging noise isnt there all the time..I can go ages without hearing it...then all of a sudden it will bang away...then it will bugger off again.

I get some strange creaking and squeaking noises out from under her at different times...mostly when I have been down dirt roads. If I hose her off underneath...squeaking goes away...I thpought it might be rubbers or something like that getting dust between them.

cheers
Tazz
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Reply By: desray - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 00:54

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 00:54
I had a patrol a few years ago which was making a noise like you said, sounds like it comes from under the seat or floor got real loud somtimes. It was the front shock absorber bottom rubbers , when they got wet the bolt/stud in the middle used to bang side to side , made a lot of noise, was ok when dry. I fitted some new bushes and never heard it again. Hope this helps
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Reply By: lazylcd - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 01:19

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 01:19
it very well could be worn body mount rubbers, sounds like a "clunck" when cornering etc, for a lwb gq roughly $400 to replace (parts only), im sure once others read ur post they will agree with me,

just sounds quite common

Leighton
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Follow Up By: lazylcd - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 01:22

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 01:22
try doing a search on this forum for the word, clunk, body mounts, bang, etc, u may just be supprised :D
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Follow Up By: LBJ - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 10:39

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 10:39
agreed!!
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Reply By: squiz - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 09:59

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 09:59
The knocking noise under my Patrol was a loose bolt
on a stabalizer bar. Get someone to jump up and down on the
bumper, get under and you should fined the source.
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Reply By: LBJ - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 10:38

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 10:38
Tazz, check out post 10563. there was a bit of a chat about mounts and stuff in that one......................
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 10:52

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 10:52
my gq was knocking and banging on bitumens bumps and knocking all the time on corrigated and dirt roads.. the other days might not hear a thing.......

welded the floor up and havnt heard a thing since...

they can crack really bad...___________________________________
Simpson trip 05/04 then turn left at Birdsville to Darwin via Lawn Hill etc
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 13:13

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 13:13
where the floor and firewall meet the floor cracks

or check the Bodymount rubber thread few days ago. I did mine, not 1 clunk anymore.

2 hours work $400 in parts, happy.
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 17:13

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 17:13
I rekon a whole packet of welding rods were used whilst repairing my cracked gq.....it was cracked from one side of the sill to the other side...right across the gearbox tunnel also/.....
but a welded gq is a tough truck.. hehehe..___________________________________
Simpson trip 05/04 then turn left at Birdsville to Darwin via Lawn Hill etc
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 22:11

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 22:11
Hey Truckster,
Im thinking of doing the body rubber thing too....but reading up on things in the past, I am wondering if the job is made any harder if I have the rear storage _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx in the back, do they interfear with the replacment in any way, or is it all done from under the car.I love it when you talk DIRTY !
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 23:04

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 23:04
Coke, there are 2 bolts that you need to get to from the top, they are right at the back, about 2-3inches from the back, you will see under the carpet 2 rubber grommits..

we did mine with the red desert unit still in there No problems...
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Reply By: Tazz - Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 00:22

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 00:22
Good on Ya,,
thanx for your help guys.

We r going thru a process of trying to check each of the items out....first off...we r going to put it up on some suspension testing racks and bounce the thing around...while we look underneath....will let you know how I go.

cheers.

Tazz
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Reply By: Tazz - Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 00:25

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 00:25
Good on Ya,,
thanx for your help guys.

We r going thru a process of trying to check each of the items out....first off...we r going to put it up on some suspension testing racks and bounce the thing around...while we look underneath....will let you know how I go.

cheers.

Tazz
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