Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SouthWest Georgia
Transmission mount. One of the exhaust hangers is mounted to the transmission mount, and this forces the exhaust pipe into contact with the crossmember when a worn out transmission mount allows the rear of the transmission to droop too far under heavy acceleration. It took me quite a while to figure out what was causing this noise on mine, and a new mount fixed the noise. The mount tends to get pretty badly soaked in oil if you have (or have had) an oil leak on the engine or transmission, due to the oil flowing back during driving. The oil breaks down the rubber in the mount, resulting in the rubber being extremely soft and spongy.
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