Welcome to Just Commodores, a site specifically designed for all people who share the same passion as yourself.

New Posts Contact us

Just Commodores Forum Community

It takes just a moment to join our fantastic community

Register

2000 VT 157xxx kms knocking coming from rear

choccojosh

New Member
Joined
May 10, 2013
Messages
24
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Age
29
Location
Port Augusta, SA
Members Ride
2000 VT Executive S2 sedan
just put on the spare which is in good condition and the knocking is still there
 

Nut Kracker

Donating Member
Joined
Oct 18, 2012
Messages
4,760
Reaction score
136
Points
63
Age
62
Location
Echuca Vic.
Members Ride
VT SS 304ci (195i)
Try putting the spare on the other side and see if it still does it.

Probably safe to say it's something between the wheels.
I was also going to say diff and or CV joints.
But it's better to eliminate the easy possibilities first.
 
Last edited:

Tasmaniak

Not a valid input....
Joined
Apr 30, 2005
Messages
8,094
Reaction score
126
Points
63
Age
39
Location
S.E. Melbourne
Website
www.ranjinstallations.com.au
Members Ride
VR Stato, C180 Kompressor, Prado and Ka
Start at the tyres and work your way in to the diff. If it was between the diff and the transmission it would be a faster noise. Also, check to make sure the diff cradle is solid and no loose/missing bolts.
 

choccojosh

New Member
Joined
May 10, 2013
Messages
24
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Age
29
Location
Port Augusta, SA
Members Ride
2000 VT Executive S2 sedan
have swapped the wheels over again and turning left makes the knocking louder
 

Tasmaniak

Not a valid input....
Joined
Apr 30, 2005
Messages
8,094
Reaction score
126
Points
63
Age
39
Location
S.E. Melbourne
Website
www.ranjinstallations.com.au
Members Ride
VR Stato, C180 Kompressor, Prado and Ka
with the wheel bolted on and the car jacked up solidly, give the wheel a good "wiggle" by hands. There should be no play. If there is movement in the wheel other than rotational than you a wheel bearing problem
 

Tasmaniak

Not a valid input....
Joined
Apr 30, 2005
Messages
8,094
Reaction score
126
Points
63
Age
39
Location
S.E. Melbourne
Website
www.ranjinstallations.com.au
Members Ride
VR Stato, C180 Kompressor, Prado and Ka
Weak sauce!!!!!! lol

As a thought, it could also be the shock absorber mount but given that it's a steady beat I would assume it's not. But can't rule it out. Check things that turn first.
 

RT300

New Member
Joined
Mar 22, 2009
Messages
10
Reaction score
0
Points
1
Members Ride
VN V6
Centre bearing on tail shaft?
 

accentstencil

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2005
Messages
8,284
Reaction score
472
Points
83
Age
69
Location
Eschol Park, Sydney
Members Ride
WH II Caprice, 5.7 2018 Equinox LTZ V
I recently had a knocking as you described that was driving me mad, mainly on right hand turns but also going straight ahead after a turn. I thought it might have been the diff again (LSD) which made a similar knock a while back but disappeared after an oil change. It turned out to be one of the CV joints on the left hand drive shaft. I could see where the grease had oozed out over the years so I removed the rubber boot retaining clamp, pulled the boot back as far as I could and packed some grease in there and no more knocking. I used a cable tie to secure the boot temporarily, I need to get a proper clamp back on there.
 
Top