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What is this part?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by divorced, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. divorced

    divorced 3/4 ton status

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    Vehicle - 1996 K1500 Suburban with a 4L60E.

    A few months ago there was a ticking/rattling noise coming from the torque converter cover area. Then one day it stopped.

    Now, a few months later, I finally get around to taking the cover off and I find this in there.... what is it?

    It measures about 4 or 5 inches long.





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  2. 3rdshiftdesign

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    Not sure, but I can see cat or dog hair on your floor.
     
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    It looks like a bracket for holding throttle or TV cable. How the he!! did that get in the inspection cover???
     
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    is that the tranny dip stick tube bracket?
     
  5. daleearnhardt01

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    I dont know if you have ever replaced the intake gaskets on any of your Vortec trucks divorced but it almost looks like a bracket that bolts to the back of the passenger side head......
     
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    FOR MUD 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    When was the last time you had the cover off? Could you have left something in there? Can't see how anything could work it's way in there.

    Not sure, but I can see cat or dog hair on your floor.

    I'm thinking pubes.:eek1:
     
  7. divorced

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    Nope, can't be. I shave. :D Actually, I think it's some of my girlfriends hair... she sheds worse than any dog I've ever seen.



    It started making the noise shortly after I bought it, and I've never had anything apart on it. I showed it to the mechanic at the Chevy dealer today and he thinks it's a mounting bracket also... and says it didn't come from the torque converter area.

    While at the dealer today I spotted a '97 Tahoe that they just got in. It's real nice and loaded with everything including leather seats and has only 88,000+ miles. I'm thinking of trading my '95 C1500 and some $$$ for the Tahoe. :D



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    that sir, is ENTIRELY too much information. :deal:
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Hey now, quit it with all the joking. This is the Garage, guys.....:deal:




















    :rotfl: :rotfl:

    Anyhow, I can't say that the bracket in question looks familiar all by itself. Have you scoured the engine bay to see where it might have come from? The question remains, though- How the heck did it get under the inspection cover???? Wierd..........:confused:
     
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    just out of curiousity, what is the spacing between the bolt holes?
     
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    About 3" or just a bit more. I don't think they are both bolt holes though. It looks like 1 of them is a bolt hole and the other may have had a plastic clip pushed through it, maybe to hold a wire loom? The Suburban used to have a body lift on it that I have now removed, but there were many clips and brackets that had the bolts removed so the stuff could be "stretched" for the body lift. I have no clue how this could have gotten in the cover...
     
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    alot of times when i'm workin on something i keep bolts, nuts, pieces etc in anything i can turn up side down and use as a dish.....
     
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    just a thought

    could it be a starter shim??? Maybe fallen off when the starter was replaced last??
     

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