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10 bolt clunker getting vicious

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by newyorkin, May 29, 2001.

  1. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    I just opened up my diff cover the other day, and refilled it with 80-90 gear oil. Now the truck is clunking into gear like it's hitting a brick wall (I literally looked around to see if I got hit by something when I first put it in gear).
    I had it clunking before, but not this bad, and it went away when I greased the TC output shaft yoke. All my bolts are tight, mounts are solid, driveshaft is tight.
    Should be expecting death from my axle soon? Is there a TSB anyone's aware of about the diff fluid needing anything special?? Should I have used something instead of 80-90 gear oil?


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  2. ftn96

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    This just my opinion here. I too have the engaging gear clunk. I have replaced the gears, still does it. Have replaced the u-joints, still does it. IT doesn't do it when the motor or tranny is cold.
    The only thing I can relate this too that hasn't been replaced yet is the chain in my transfer case. As it has 152,000 miles on it and I am damn sure it has some serious stretch ware to it.
    80w90 is the correct stuff.

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    My 10 bolt clunked for about 2 weeks. First it was really low and quiet, then it got to the point where it was extremely loud and my rearend would actually jump. Felt like I was wheeling. My R&P broke off 8 teeth in a row... The big loud clunk was when it slipped once it got to the broken part.

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  4. newyorkin

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    So I should be ready for it to blow up? Shoot. We're just about to buy a house too. Every friggin penny is going toward a down-payment. Anybody giving away a functional 10-bolt or 14FF (w/ a D60)???

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