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Old 08-30-2010, 10:36 AM   #1
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Clanging over bumps ?

I know this will sound funny, but I thought I would see if this sparks any instant thoughts before I take it down to the dealer for an inspection.

I have a 2006 6.0psd E350 Quigley. About two weeks ago I was getting grocery's on the way out of town and when I left the market I went over a speed bump and as the front end came down I heard a little clang sound, almost like a metal spoon hitting a pan. Well I still went on my trip and just took it easy on the van. This week I have continued to hear the sound and it is not getting louder but it is certainly new and not going away. I greased all my joints after I heard it the first time on the way out of town but it does not sound like it has made a difference. (Oh and yes for the jokers I have made sure I don't have pots and pans loose in a cupboard.)

The van has 29,xxx miles

Thanks for any thoughts!
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:17 PM   #2
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Re: Clanging over bumps ?

My Quigley had a clang that took forever to track down. I was missing a bolt that they had between the transfer crossmember and a exhaust heatshield. Even though it was missing you could not see it untill you looked up and right at the flange.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:24 PM   #3
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Like Bones said. When one of my exhaust shields was loose that was just how it sounded.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:27 PM   #4
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Re: Clanging over bumps ?

I think I will hang out under the van today to check it out more on my own. I know I have pulled those heat shields off when i was installing an extra bench seat, so that should be something I check before starting the $$$ process!

Thanks for the post, that totally makes sense, here is to hoping!
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:57 PM   #5
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Re: Clanging over bumps ?

I have an 06 SMB 4x4 build w/ V10 and have the exact sound only when going over bumps. Will check out the heat shield? It sounds like it is in the front end somewhere.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:59 PM   #6
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Re: Clanging over bumps ?

I had the same thing and it was the shield on the extreme air that was swinging into the driveline but it also clanged when turning a sharp corner.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:31 PM   #7
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I had the same thing and it was the shield on the extreme air that was swinging into the driveline but it also clanged when turning a sharp corner.
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I do have the extreme air as well so will check that out too. Rain lately so haven't got under it.
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:39 PM   #8
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Re: Clanging over bumps ?

Roonie, yea whats up with that.. the minute were ready to do a little fixin the rain sets in. I guess it's time to get our NW smiles out and start working in the rain. Bummer since my van does not fit in the garage... luckily I still fit in my slickers
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:03 PM   #9
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Re: Clanging over bumps ?

So I checked all the heat shields and that is not the problem. I have narrowed down the sound to suspension changes thought here is a bit more description which might help. If not I think it will have to go into the shop and I think I will look for a good 4x4 shop here in Seattle, WA area.

The claning is almost more of a ding sound like when you hit a bell on the counter of the market. The sound does not occur on long extensions or compressions such as rolling dips or humps but only small extreme changes in the surface such as a big crack, railroad ties, or the expansion plates on bridges and hwy slabs. Basically anything more than an inch high will cause the ding at any speed over 5mph.

Any thoughts?

Also any suggestions on a good 4x4 shop to take it too. I was considering having bilstiens but on new ball joints since my van is going into the 30k window, and a new set of better coils. Thoughts on parts to investigate?
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:28 PM   #10
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Re: Clanging over bumps ?

Check all of the components on the Quigley. Make sure there are no cracks in the metal.
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