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I was coming home from a car show today and hit a couple of bumps in the road and heard a couple of metallic thumps.

A few miles later the same thing.

These bumps were your typical crack heaves in asphalt. Not very big.

This metallic thump, is this what people hear when they have a torque tube problem?
 

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There is video on this site of what the Torque tube issue sounds like. It is a metallic rattle that happens pretty much any time the engine is running, and can be heard with the car sitting still. Yours sounds like maybe something is loose in the suspension. I would take it in and have the dealer check it out if you are concerned.
 

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I never did make it to the dealer about the metallic thump.

I found the culprit, a small screwdriver I kept in the car by the driver's seat to remove the aeroplate when I got to shows. It would seem that during some spirited driving, it had slid underneath the seat and was bouncing off the railing.

I also found some new sounds yesterday after a car show.

I keep the car buttoned up at shows except for the hood. Too many people running around with cigarettes hanging out of their mouths and sticking their heads into cars.

Anyway, it was quite warm and the interior of the car was baking to be sure. We started to drive away after the show and every corner and bump caused the dash to pop and squeak. Once the A/C cooled everthing off, it was fine.

I guess I'll be leaving the car open at shows, but standing next to it with a baseball bat from now on.
 

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I think you have to be pretty brave to exhibit your new Stingray at auto shows for the Great Unwashed to pore over.
 
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See, that's what I don't like about the idea of going to car shows. I get antsy enough watching friends/family/neighbors around car, hoping they don't lean against it or something. And it seems like some people, especially older people, love to touch the paint. They can't resist dipping their dry leathery paws into that hot lip gloss red!
 

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I've been doing car shows for 4 years now.

I can count on one hand how many people have overstepped their boundries.

It's not the kids or the senior citizens, it's the other entrants and folks old enough to know better.
 
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