Could be a diff issue, such as the often-seen cracked diff mount (very
common), or possibly bad drive or half-shaft u-joints (also common).
Someone's going underneath the car to look things over. I suspect it won't be
your girlfriend (grinny face).
"Picard, Pierre" wrote:
> Fellow listers,
> My girlfriend, to whom I lent my running TR-6 this summer to validate my
> time spent restoring the other TR-6, told me about a "new" clunking sound.
> I took her ( the TR ) for a drive and indeed, a pronounced clunk from the
> rear. Only happens in first when you start off, also when you ease off the
> gas and accelerate in traffic, and a wee bit when engaging second gear. My
> first guess is a diff issue. Either the pinion gears are getting worn, the
> diff mount rubbers are shot or the diff frame mount has fractured. Missing
> Would anyone venture the proper steps and order to investigate in tracking
> down the culprit clunk?
> I'm thinking telling her it is a terminal problem and to park the car. The
> attention she gets in that car is going to her head! ; )