BobBop Bop noise in My GQ

Submitted: Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 21:25
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Can any GQ guru`s help me out on a ( UFO ) noise in under my gq , I`ve changed the shocks tighten exhaust and pushed and pulled everything I could underneath, but can not find out whats making this bobbop noise , It only occurrs when I go over some bump in the road but not all the time, and it appears to be coming from the vicinity of under the front passenger floor.
Any suggestions welcome
Regards
Craig.
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Reply By: Truckster - Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 21:43

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 21:43
Not hard all GQ's do it.

Where the floor pan meets the fire wall the floor cracks, the welds die in the arse. and then between firewall and seat the floor buckles... clunking banging rumbling, creaking, moaning etc..

Only other thing it can be which I found out a while ago, the body mount rubbers wear out! but to replace teh complete set is around $250-300. And the only way to tell if they are gone is to replace them... Not a hard job, but while at it put a body lift in! You got all the mounts apart to do the rubbers!
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Follow Up By: Craig - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 21:16

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 21:16
Thanks Truckster , Got the ol girl in the trading post , just worried what potencial ( wheres that spell check button) buyers may think ?
Rgds Craig
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Reply By: tristjo - Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 21:50

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 21:50
My Brother has a GQ Patrol, which makes a simalar noise. We thought it was the passenger side front lower shock mount, but he replaced the shocks and rubbers with newbies, and the noise is still there. From wat we have been told, it is a common noise for a patrol, and could be aggrevated by a lift. He's had the truck for 2 years, and it has been supremely reliable, so i wouldnt worry about the noise from that point of view. If it really bothers you, take it to a suspension specialist, but from experience, they won't find anything. All in all, they are very tuff trucks, so dont let the little noise hold you back, treat it mean, cause they love it!!!!!
Hope this has eased your mind. Tristjo.
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Follow Up By: Craig - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 21:18

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 21:18
I just want to rid the noise b4 I sold the ol girl
Thanks anyway Rgd Craig
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Reply By: Frog - Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 21:56

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 21:56
Craig,

I had the same problem about a year ago. I found that it was the heat protection plate above the muffler. The bracket that holds it to the floor pan broke and when you go over some bumps, the plate bounces up and hits the floor on the passenger's side.
Sometimes it's not the monstrous problems that you dread, like floors cracking, car falling apart, etc. Maybe Truckster just owns a dud, cause he's always quoting the worst senarios.

Regards
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 22:18

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 22:18
Mine hasnt done it yet, but has done the body mount rubbers.

But nice attempt at trolling.. Ask teh 500+GQ members on the patrol list what the cause is.. or what to look out for on a GQ..
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Follow Up By: Frog - Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 23:32

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 23:32
Just caught one !
:)
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 23:49

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 23:49
what cold?
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