From: gtreible@earthlink.com (Pete Treible)
Newsgroups: rec.autos.makers.chrysler
Subject: Re: Vibrating Noise with 1996 GC
Date: Tue, 07 May 1996 02:28:00 GMT

Andy Andrews  wrote:

>We have a 1996 GC with the 3.3 engine and 10,000 miles.  We have had
>very few problems except a vibration coming from the rear.  The
>vibration is a resonating sound that is noticeable at about 1750 rpm. 
>It is most annoying in cold weather, and is not very noticeable when
>the outside air temperature is over 60 F.  

>My dealer investigated the complaint and drove other GCs of the same
>engine and concluded that they all had this characteristic. 
>Unfortunately, the air temperature was above 40 F when I took it in so
>he couldn't see how loud the noise is at 32 F and lower.

>Does anyone have a similar complaint ?  This condition wouldn't be so
>annoying to me if the van weren't otherwise so quiet at other RPMs.

>Thanks,
>Andy
>Howard O.(Andy)Andrews
>E-Mail: handrews@tyrell.net

Andy:  try this on your dealer . . . . info from NHTSA's web page:
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/nsa/squery.shtml 

Pete Treible
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SERVICE BULLETIN NUMBER: 05-16-95 
Date of Bulletin: 1995 
Make: DODGE TRUCK
Model: CARAVAN
Year: 1996
Component : BRAKES:HYDRAULIC:SHOE AND DRUM SYSTEM:SHOES
Summary:
DRIVELINE VIBRATION WHICH OCCURS AT THE SAME FREQUENCY AS THE 1ST
ORDER OF DRIVELINE ROTATION AND INCREASES W/ VEHICLE SPEED. IF
VIBRATION IS GREAT ENOUGH, IT CAN CRACK THE CLUTCH HOUSING. IF THE
OUTPUT SHAFT IE FOUND TO HAVE MORE THAN 0.127 MM (0.005 IN) OF RUN
OUT, THE TRANSMISSION SHOULD BE REPLACED. 


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