GQ banging noise under drivers floor area

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 00:15
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G'day GQ ers,

I have had a noise coming from under my GQ for a few months, sounding like metql banging on metal, sometimes when I first take off, sometimes when i go onto a dirt road, sometimes when I went up or out of my driveway, and its been driving me crazy. Hasn't affected the performance of the vehicle, a TD42.

I am aware of the fire wall and floor sometimes causing the problem and sometimes the body mount rubbers.
However, my mechanic found the cause of the problem in my vehicle yesterday, by accident, and I was wondering if anyone else would like to try our simple fix, before spending any money.

cheers
Tony
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 07:12

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 07:12
Thats funny - we haven't heard from Harold Scruby for a while. Have you had a look under there?
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Reply By: Member - Luxoluk - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 08:59

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 08:59
Hi Tazz
I suspect there must be more to your story and would like to hear it please!!
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Reply By: NedKelly - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 10:39

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 10:39
Didn't hit anything lately did you? Harold would make more noise than that ;)
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 11:27

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 11:27
Tony If your 4wd drive has done a fair bit of off road work its the floor pan under your foot split.

All the best
Eric
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Reply By: peterK - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 12:05

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 12:05
Tony
Had the same problem a few weeks ago - got a bit concerned was to scared to start looking - until -
I found that a couple of the seat bracket bolts had come out (lol)

Pete
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 13:02

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 13:02
... and I was wondering if anyone else would like to try our simple fix, before spending any money.

why wouldnt you just tell people the cause?
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Follow Up By: Shep - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 13:59

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 13:59
If it`s what we had a couple of years ago when we owned our old GQ, Truckster from memory you gave me the simple solution.
Thanks worked a treat , however Ill leave it there as a trade secret and keep people geussing.
regards
Shep
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Reply By: udm - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 15:26

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 15:26
Is the simple fix coming up in the next episode?
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Reply By: Tazz - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 19:57

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 19:57
my apologies for the delay....

Thanx Truckster...you'r a clever man.....

The noise on my GQ was being caused by the hand brake cable. The cable runs in between the gearbox and the heatshield and is clipped to the heat sheild. It had come out of the clip and was making the banging noises at intermittent times. Since being reclipped...3 days ago...I havent had any repeat of the noise.

There is about a metre of cable between the gearbox and heatshield.
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