<VV> Odd Rattling Noise in an LM
Jeffrey B. Aronson
jrh at foxislands.net
Wed May 6 10:53:16 EDT 2009
This is the board for technical expertise, so here goes.
Recently I noted an odd rattling noise coming from the engine area of my
'66 Monza. It was not noticeable while underway, but when I pulled into
a parking spot at home, I heard the rattling sound. When I depressed the
clutch, it seemed to go away. Releasing the clutch brought it back.
I've read of flywheel issues with the Corvair and understand that one
way to diagnose the potential problem is to depress the clutch pedal. If
it goes away, then you may have an issue with the flywheel.
For some reason, I thought this was an issue only with the early EM's,
that eventually, Chevy got it right. Is that accurate or does the
potential issue affect all Corvairs?
This is a very stock car, 110/4, with 123,000 miles. About 3 years ago
the P.O, had a clutch job done by a shop on the mainland which did
engage the help of a Corvair enthusiast in the job. The car runs very
smoothly with no drivetrain issues or vibrations under any conditions.
The clutch engagement is always smooth and quiet.
It's raining here so I have not crawled under the car to see if the
rattling is from something else under the car, nor have I taken a long
screwdriver to see if the noise is engine rather than transmission related.
Thanks in advance,
Vinalhaven, ME 04863
'66 Corvair Monza Coupe 110/4
'66 Land Rover Series II-A 
'80 Triumph TR-7 Spider
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