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This is a discussion on rear-end backlash within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; my 02 WS6 6-speed seems to have a lot of play in the rear-end i believe there's too much backlash ...

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    rear-end backlash

    my 02 WS6 6-speed seems to have a lot of play in the rear-end i believe there's too much backlash in it, i know trans am's are notorious for having "loose" rear-ends however i don't think it should be this bad. I mean i feel it clunking practically every shift especially in traffic when putting the clutch in and out in first gear. I know you can't see my car so u don't know exactly how bad it is however, do u have any suggestions on what i could try to see if there's too much play in the rear-end??

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    how many miles does it have on it?& do you drive it hard?sounds like you may have a bad u joint or trans mont.if your backlash was too loose,your diff. would be whining,if it's as bad as you say,it probably would be broken.doesn't sound like a problem with backlash,i mean we're only talking like.08-.12,(that's thousandths).

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    Mine does that a little too when i first heard it i was like what the f*** it does it only when im in 1st going about 25 to 30 mph when i let of the gas and then get back on it. it also does it sometimes shifting into 2nd does anyone know how much damage this can cause if any?

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    my car has 42000 miles on it and i've been told that because i have the t-56 tranny that i actually have a tight driveline and thats why i can feel my rear-end clunking, however i do beleive that its more that it should be....

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    well,it has very low miles on it,& no doubt that the driveline is tight.but there still shouldn't be any clunking going on.I've had many straight drives & automatics,and unless somethings wrong,there shouldn't be any clunking.especially if it's good & tight,like it should be.personally, I'm tending to think tranny mount,with a manual its not very tough to rip that sucker loose.I mean dump the clutch a couple of times & cut up a little bit & it's pretty much toast.very easy to check,when you're under there,put a jack under your tranny pan & lift it a little,if it's broke it'll lift,if not you'll know ,dont put too much pressure on it.after that,while your under there,check those u joints,might as well check bushings too.

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    yeah it turns out my whole rear-end is shot, just what i figured too well hopefully the dealer where i bought the car will take care of it seeing it is under warranty, however if not does anyone know where i can find a whole 100% complete rear-end for a 2002 trans am ws6 used is perfectly fine

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    got ya covered,cleveland pick a part,866/236-5031.$350 + s&h.around30,000miles.plenty of stock.or go to their ebay store (cleveland pick-a-part)best deal around w/guarantee.

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    thanks a lot i appreciate it!

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    If I shift quickly as low RPM's I get a clunk too, I think its the trans support mount (side one) though. The shiter will also bounce up and down like crazy if I short shift gears and let the clutch out fast, its ridiculous

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    Yep,sounds Like The Trans Mount.if Your Shifter Is Jumping Around,you Definitely Need To Check It Out Before You Cause Damage To Other Components.besides,it's Not Expensive,and You Can Do It In A Very Short Amount Of Time.

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