i really dont think its that honestly i think it feels like a suspension
problem but i cant pinpoint or pick out where its coming from, and the noise
and thump feeling is totally independent from any acceleration/deceleration
I cannot tell you this is your problem, but let me tell you about the
annoying noise my truck made/makes. I spent almost 3 years being driven
half nuts by this. I had taken apart the dash, I had put Dynamat in the
speaker compartment (passenger side dash speaker for 88 S-10), I had felt,
tugged, wiggled and tightened everything I could get my hands on under the
dash and in the engine compartment. At one point, I thought I might be
going crazy, so I started asking passengers if they too heard the noise
(thankfully, they heard it too...though I suppose I could still be going
Then 6 weeks ago, after all these years, frustrations, effort and annoyance,
I finally discovered what my noise was -- It was the hood. The corner of
the hood immediately in front of the passenger seat (a matter of inches from
the dash and speaker) moves up and down at an almost imperceptible amount
(especially when keeping your eyes on the road while driving). That corner
when fluttering, makes an annoying rattling sound, like something loose in
the glove box bouncing around. It would only do it at certain times
(speeds, weather etc), but it did it frequently enough to bug me -- I hate
squeaks, rattles, foreign noises. I haven't yet tried to figure out how to
make it stop, knowing what it is took away about 50% of my annoyance, so it
got moved down the list of importance.
lol wow the last thing i would ever think of causing a sound would be the hood,
i dont know wether that is it or not but ill definitely check. Have you
checked your hood bumpers to make sure that they are down tight enough to the
Yeah, it's an issue with where the hood goes back under the cowling, where
the pivot arms are. I haven't examined what is supposed to keep it from
doing this, though the front hood bumpers are doing their job, as it appears
whatever is on the drivers side seems to be working as well.
There is some spring type washer that you can get at the dealer to correct
this noise. They had this back in 1994-5 when the blazer body change took
place. If you take the end wiper grill pieces off under the covers is the
hood hinge. I have heard of the pivot bolt and nut getting loose and
causing this rattle. If it is tight it needs the washers.
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