Clitiky-clank noise from transaxle
Hello forum; my 1982 GTV6 2.5L has been completely restored in the engine and suspension areas, with high-grade original or aftermarket parts.
The only item left is the transaxle. It hasn't been touched since 2006 when I got the car with 39k miles on it. I just reworked and fitted a balanced driveshaft with new Guibos and bearings, but to my amazement I get every time I drive, especially when idling a "clateky-clack" noise from the transaxle as if something is loose and bangs around.
I have done the mounts on the transaxle, new springs, CV joints, wheels bearings, brake calipers, new torsion bar, mounts, etc. There is nothing back there that is loose or banging mechanically (even checked the rubber buffer over the clutch case that stops the trasnaxle from hitting the bodywork). the noise is internal of the transaxle. It sounds like metal pipes
It only happens when idling and never under power, no matter the speed. I read once a post by another GTV^ owner complaining of the exact same thing, and an Alfista answered his query with: "it could be th gears banging each other or a clutch issue".
I have to say, when I owned another 1982 GTV6 back in 1984, it did the same thing.
Does anyone know what this noise is, and if known any measures or trick to minimize it, eliminate it or re-design anything so it would not do it?
Thanks for any feedback!
Last edited by Trooper; 07-14-2015 at 12:38 PM.