Hi! I have a Chevy Express 1500 conversion van. A few weeks ago it started rattling when I went over bumps somewhere toward the back. It was driving fine otherwise. Didnt see anything. Thought is was from the exhaust (we had a blown tire take out the tailpipe a few months ago and it had been hitting the wheelwheel but it had been fixed) Today after a while driving it started rattling and I was sometimes hearing a scratching sound when driving sounded like something dragging on the ground. When I arrived at the store I took a look and
That’s a rear shock absorber with a broken upper mount.
I wouldn’t drive it this way. The shock could drop further, catch on something and cause a lot more damage. Just have both of the rear shocks replaced.
And, although the OP believes that the vehicle is “driving fine”, in reality, its handling/roadholding is compromised by the disconnected shock absorber.
And–yes–shocks should be replaced in pairs.
Thanks so much guys, really wasnt sure what I was looking at. Like I said just need like a week before hubby can get under there. Its def not going to drop as I bungeed it up before I drove it home. I will take it easy and only go somewhere if necessary in the meantime.