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Are there SSR's out there without the drive-shaft tink? I personally do not hear anything or experience any problems but it appears that almost everyone has this problem. I'm taking mine in for some work on Monday and was wondering if I should have it replaced either way for the chance it may fail in the future ( I have 7000 miles on it now)?
 

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No Noise

I have not heard the tink noise on my 03 with only 7500 miles either. Maybe when the snow melts and I get it out of storage things will change.
I did have to have the flipper door hinges (tonneau cover) replaced last fall right before winter set in here in Michigan. Bring on the summer! :cool
 

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1500 miles nothing noticeable yel

Should you pay heed to the old expression........"don't try to fix what is not broken" ?

That thought would my inclination in this case.
 

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All's Quiet up North

22,000 km and nothing tinking on mine.
I also wonder if I should replace.
Keep us up to date
Scott #201 :seeya
 

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No Noise, Knock on Wood...:smash

RickSSR :cool
 

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Ditto for no tink.

20K miles.

P/P

Peace :flag
 

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No tink, I think

4,800 miles and haven't notice it yet. Time to think of getting it out of storage. Man it's been a long 4 months.
 

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Some of you that think they don't have it might actually have it.

What it sounds like is the "tink" sound you get when something metallic is cooling down. For example the "tinking" sound when a hot exhaust is cooling down.

Except, this tink sound happens whenever you shift into either forward or reverse, and sometimes also when the automatic tarnsmission shifts from one gear to the next.

It apparently is caused when the aluminumm driveshaft "winds up" a bit under sudden load, and then springs back against the u-joints. My mechanic correctly identified it as problem, but had throught it was failing u-joints, because apparently failing u-joints cause exactly that same sound.

The similarity in sound is probably because the same thing is in effect happening for 2 different causes. In one case, slack in worn u-joints being taken up suddenly and in the other the driveshaft unwinding against the u-joints.

On my SSR, it is easily loud to hear even with the top up, as long as the radio is off, but is apaprentyl even louder on the exterior.

Jim G
 

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Drive/Reverse Tink

Sad to say it, but I only have about 600 miles and I hear it constantly. Thought it was just a thing with the vehicle. Making an appointment for some cosmetic problems, but will have them check it out. Someone says factory knows about the TINK and is replacing the drive shaft.

We'll see!!! :rolleyes:
 

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:mad My 6 speed has tinked since day 1. I was wondering if it was the famous driveshaft tink, your description nailed it. Has anyone else with a 6 speed had the problem. I have 1500 miles on it and its beginning to drive me nuts. Granted thats not a long drive.




Thanks Jim
 

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is this the little metallic "clink" i hear bouncing off of nearby cars and back to my ears??
 
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Not a single "klink", "tink", "ping", "kink", "clink", or any metalic sounds coming from the driveshaft area on my '03 with 10K miles.
 

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I wonder how some of you can't hear it when I was told it is a echo from the driveshaft itself. Nothing mechanical wrong or any thing to worry about but just drives me nuts to hear it.
 

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Noise gone for now...

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I wonder how some of you can't hear it when I was told it is a echo from the driveshaft itself. Nothing mechanical wrong or any thing to worry about but just drives me nuts to hear it.
:agree with Machell!

I had mine replaced just before I put her away for the winter. I will have to wait and see how long the noise stays away... hopefully for good!
 

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The Chev dealer called today to say the new driveshaft that was backordered for me is finally in (a little over 2 weeks to get it). It bwill be installed Tuesday, BEFORE I get the 4.56 gearing done, so I can later prove that the driveshaft tink preceded the gear ratio change!

Jim G
 

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I Tink Not

I do not belive I have the tink. In other words, I don't TINK so, I TINK not, and I can not TINK of it.

E :lol
 
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