Rear Suspension Rattle

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by bake, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. bake

    bake New Member

    Bought a 2000 silverado 10 years ago, and always had this rattle from the rear suspension. If I drive over a bump, pot hole etc. the front wheels no problem but the back wheels I get this rattle, like metal on metal. I've looked under the back and have asked 3 different mechanics to look at it, can't figure it out. All I can only imagine is eather the parking brakes or the leaf springs, what I can tell you is when I drive with the windows down it drives me nuts.
  2. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    We are the Borg. Lift your vehicle and surrender your keys. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Resistance is futile. Erm, I mean ... welcome to GM Truck Club! :great: Presumably you've checked the bushings for the shocks?
  3. donyms

    donyms Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the club, Good to have you aboard. :glasses:
  4. bake

    bake New Member

    Thank you for the welcome... I've checked the bushings, the appear to be ok. However, the shocks are going to be due for replacement soon.

    LOVINTHESTORM Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the club!
  6. Dirty Dog

    Dirty Dog Member 2 Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    :sign0016: WELCOME to the club and enjoy the site.........
  7. mfleetwood

    mfleetwood Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    I moved your thread to this section and changed the title to match your topic/question, thus you should receive some more responses.

    Welcome to the Club!!!
  8. sstoner911

    sstoner911 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Have someone check to see if your drive shaft is it slides in the spline you can get that noise if it needs lubed. You have to pull the yoke etc...

    Oh...I was gonna ask if it happens when you have a load in the truck....maybe there is a rubber stop on the bed that has gone missing.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2012
  9. kw70chevy

    kw70chevy Member

    check your exhaust pipes make sure they are not rubbing against something
  10. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Also check the spare tire and tire hoist system.
    Ever tried laying under the truck while someone bounced it up and down to recreate the noise?

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