View Full Version : TR6 Thunk

01-16-2014, 06:11 PM
There is a loud thunk somewhere in the rear when going over bumps. I replaced the differential bushings two years ago and don't have that many miles on the car since that.

I refilled the shocks and cycled them several times but that didn't seem to help. I think I am going to order a set of shocks to see if that will help. Do I maybe need springs also? Anything else I should check or look at before I order.

I can't drive the car until I get the parts and get the clutch fixed so I have some time.

I rebuilt the front suspension last winter. New shocks, springs, bushings etc.

01-16-2014, 06:17 PM
When you replaced the rear bushes , did you repair the brackets?

01-16-2014, 06:26 PM
Have you checked the mounting bolts on the shocks to make sure they are tight? What about the mounts for the trailing arms... are they tight?

01-16-2014, 07:41 PM
I'd drop the diff and have a look at the frame where it mounts. Very common failure point with TR6, and easy to overlook. For example: https://tr6.danielsonfamily.org/DiffMounts.htm

If the shocks moved smoothly by hand, I really doubt they are the problem.

01-16-2014, 09:47 PM
The exhaust or muffler loose ?

01-17-2014, 09:50 AM
Ken- That would be to easy
No fair

01-17-2014, 05:24 PM
I think I found the problem. I pulled the right rear wheel to check mounting bolts etc and found the top bolt missing on that shock. I hope that is the problem but it seems like nothing is that easy.

When I get the clutch back together I will check it out.

01-17-2014, 05:28 PM
That would do it.

01-17-2014, 06:35 PM
You pulled your clutch through the rear wheel well.
You are an adventurist

01-18-2014, 09:34 AM
You pulled your clutch through the rear wheel well.
You are an adventurist
Maybe that is why my projects take so long!!!

01-18-2014, 10:06 PM
I bet that was it