How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Roy Your Own Question

Roy
Roy, import/domestic specialest
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 1765
Experience:  ASE master tech for 40 years
3506196
Type Your Car Question Here...
Roy is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

MGB GT: hi i have a 1976 mgb gt been having problems clonking

Resolved Question:

hi i have a 1976 mgb gt been having problems clonking noise when changing gears and what i would call rabbit hopping when approaching or stopping at intersections i think it is in the differential hope u can help thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

roy :

Good Evening my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to assist you this evening. Does the issue still happen when the clutch is pushed in and you are trying to stop??? The noise could be transmission or differential but lets try to narrow it down by getting some answers to some questions as we go along. Roy

Customer:

hi ROY

roy :

Hello

Customer:

Hi Roy no it does not do it when clutch is pushed in thanks steve

roy :

If it does not do it with the clutch depressed, then I doubt it is the differential.

roy :

It sounds like the clunking may be a motor mount worn out or broken but the hopping is the the other issue. Does the trans shift smooth throuhg all the gears??

Customer:

Hi roy yes trans is very smooth through all the gears.But i will check motor mount i can create the clunking when car is jacked up by moving rear wheels sharply backwards and forwards either in gear or out thanks steve.

roy :

Let me know what you find. Please hit the smiley button so I get credit for my answers. Roy

Customer:

Hi roy motor mounts ok have u got any other suggestions thanks steve

roy :

the noise may be inside the transmission. Did you have anyone drive it to help with the diag?? Is the motor running ok for the hopping??

Customer:

Hi roy motor running good .Yes had some one drive it it sounds the hopping and clunking when comming to a stop is in the rear or diff thanks steve

roy :

Ok, new info. Did they remove the cover and inspect?? If that is the case, it could be a chipped gear on the ring and pinion or a spider gear. Roy

Customer:

no cover has not been removed yet.I have been told that there should b half a gear movment in diff there is more

roy :

Thats a bit much. But the story will be told when the rear is opened up and inspected. Dont forget to hit the smiley button so I get credit for my answers. Have a good day Roy

Roy, import/domestic specialest
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 1765
Experience: ASE master tech for 40 years
Roy and 3 other Car Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
< Last | Next >
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
  • used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future. David L. Richmond, TX
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil Marysville, CA
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles Walnut Creek, CA
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
    Sue Charleston, WV
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff. Jim Castleberry, FL
  • Excellent reply, and also very quick. Really sounds like the Expert knows what he is talking about. I will be back to use your service when I need more help with my RV. Dutch USA
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Chris (aka-Moose)

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    846
    16 years of experience
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/muddyford/2012-6-13_1204_1.64x64.png Chris (aka-Moose)'s Avatar

    Chris (aka-Moose)

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    846
    16 years of experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TE/TedG/2012-6-15_14759_avaLarge.64x64.jpg Ted G.'s Avatar

    Ted G.

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1596
    20 years auto repair experience, ASE Master Tech, Mechanical Failure consultant, Expert Witness
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/joecamel90/2008-11-13_03615_head_shot.jpg George H.'s Avatar

    George H.

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1311
    ASE Master Tech 15+ yrs, AAS Automotive Technology, Factory trained Asian specialist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AM/amedee/2013-10-24_23656_Amedee1.64x64.jpg Amedee's Avatar

    Amedee

    ASE Master Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    2367
    ASE Master Tech advanced level specialist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SU/supermechanic/2013-8-23_03546_500.64x64.jpg Jerry's Avatar

    Jerry

    Master Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    1906
    ASE master, 30+ years. All makes and models. Trouble shooter, shop forman, service manager
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CR/crzydrvr00/2013-11-3_12123_246347.64x64.jpg Richard's Avatar

    Richard

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    942
    12 years Ford Lincoln/Mercury Jaguar dealership as a technician and shop foreman reparing all makes
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ST/Steve7654/2012-6-5_215929_japic800x660.64x64.jpg Steve's Avatar

    Steve

    Auto Service Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1980
    25+ yrs experience as a professional working technician; ASE L1 master technician