my '91 grand wagoneer often has a clanking noise under the hood whenever i first start her up and put her in gear (happens in Drive or Reverse). it doesn't happen in Neutral. also, the clanking noise speeds up when i accelerate and slows down when i decelerate. while in gear at idle, the clanking noise seems to repeat about once a second.
unfortunately, i can't get under the truck to check for the noise while i'm in gear.
anyone got any ideas of what could be causing this clanking noise? any ideas on how i can try to pinpoint where the noise is coming from?
if you blip the throttle in park or neutral does it sound ok? X2 on checking converter bolts, and motor mounts. Get someone to pop in gear that you trust w your life and listen under it. Could be something in the trans or converter assuming the engine and faceplate are good. A rod bearing will hammer under load but also if you rev it by blipping the throttle.
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