Results 1 to 16 of 16

What is falling off my car?

This is a discussion on What is falling off my car? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have a 99 z28 w/ about 104k+ miles. Over the past couple of weeks I have noticed something in ...

  1. #1
    Senior Member kool-aide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Deltona, FL
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,220

    Sebring Silver Metalic
    2002 Camaro Z28

    What is falling off my car?

    I have a 99 z28 w/ about 104k+ miles. Over the past couple of weeks I have noticed something in my driveway near the rear of where my car would be parked. It looks like some kind of old dried foam stuff. Its black on the outside, a dirty yellow color on the inside, and kind of firm or dense. The size of the chunks are like a golf ball or twice in size.

  2. #2
    Something Diabolical... chuckie669's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    2,677
    2000 C5 Torch Red

    can you take a pic?

  3. #3
    Senior Member bigrondownhiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Orange County, NY
    Age
    42
    Posts
    2,674

    Black
    1996 Camaro Z28 vert

    I would look under the car for something. Could be a bushing or some body sealant. Could also be something you ran over in the road that was stuck and is now coming loose. Is there a hole in your muffler?

  4. #4
    Senior Member kool-aide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Deltona, FL
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,220

    Sebring Silver Metalic
    2002 Camaro Z28

    it was raining earlier...yeah I can take a pic. I will also go out and crawl under and look around.

    exhaust still sounds stock, and i haven't noticed a whole.

  5. #5
    Senior Member kool-aide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Deltona, FL
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,220

    Sebring Silver Metalic
    2002 Camaro Z28

    you can scroll to the bottom and look for "my car is falling apart."

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2954870

    The stuff falling off seems to be something bolted to the body above the rear axle. In the pic you can see part of the rear spring. The photo is of the passenger rear. The driver rear looks old, but still intact, for now.

    I have no idea what this stuff is.

  6. #6
    Something Diabolical... chuckie669's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    2,677
    2000 C5 Torch Red

    That's your bump stop. It keeps the axle from hitting the body during hits on your suspension. Either something happened to it when you replaced your suspension, or it started dryrotting off (?).

    I know of people that have removed theirs completely although I wouldn't. You can probably find one relatively inexpensive from one of our sponsors.

  7. #7
    Senior Member kool-aide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Deltona, FL
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,220

    Sebring Silver Metalic
    2002 Camaro Z28

    i would say dry rot, it is very old and dry looking and feeling.

    I replaced my rear shocks a few months ago. I haven't replaced anything else in the rear suspension.

    does the suspension really travel that far that you need a bump stop?

    BTW, what is the best name to use for searching or does any have a part number?

  8. #8
    Senior Member bigrondownhiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Orange County, NY
    Age
    42
    Posts
    2,674

    Black
    1996 Camaro Z28 vert

    Just bump stop. You could probably get it from gmpartsdirect. I would replace both sides.

  9. #9
    Senior Member kool-aide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Deltona, FL
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,220

    Sebring Silver Metalic
    2002 Camaro Z28

    i agree, both sides are dry rot and bad shape.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    2,725
    I think it's actually called a "jounce bumper".

  11. #11
    Senior Member kool-aide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Deltona, FL
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,220

    Sebring Silver Metalic
    2002 Camaro Z28

    cool thanks, i will try looking up both.

  12. #12
    Senior Member kool-aide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Deltona, FL
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,220

    Sebring Silver Metalic
    2002 Camaro Z28

    I searched GM Parts Direct looking for this part.

    Is part number 7 in the illustration the part I am looking for?

    http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...layCatalogid=0

  13. #13
    Senior Member bigrondownhiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Orange County, NY
    Age
    42
    Posts
    2,674

    Black
    1996 Camaro Z28 vert

    That looks like it.

  14. #14
    Senior Member kool-aide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Deltona, FL
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,220

    Sebring Silver Metalic
    2002 Camaro Z28

    yeah that's what I thought too.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    2,725
    Yep that's it - funny how they call parts different things...GM calls the driveshaft a "propeller" shaft.

  16. #16
    Senior Member kool-aide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Deltona, FL
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,220

    Sebring Silver Metalic
    2002 Camaro Z28

    lol...i've heard that term before, funny.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Falling Skies...
    By 67CamaroRSSS in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-03-2011, 09:20 AM
  2. Headliner is falling HELP!
    By my1stss in forum Appearance Section
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-12-2010, 06:38 PM
  3. Falling prices
    By snaggeltooth in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 12-02-2009, 06:17 PM
  4. Help: 99 Z falling on her face
    By SteveCZ28 in forum General Help
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 07-25-2009, 08:32 PM
  5. Door falling apart
    By mrhzk35404 in forum Appearance Section
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-06-2006, 10:44 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •