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ker klunk, ker klunk, ker klunk..........UH OH

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    well, thats what im hearing when im driving now. i thought maybe it was bearings, but i lifted both the front end and the ass, and all the tires move freely with no noise. i shook the hell out of the u joint and it doesnt seem to have a lot of play. is there another way to check it? or is this noise something else completely?
     
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    RustBuket 1/2 ton status

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    Its not an engine knock is it?
     
  3. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    no, i dont think!!! i just puther in and she purrs. my buddy on the phone said maybe the u joint, but i cant really tell. it sounds like a heavy metal clanking
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Ball joints?
     
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    scrappyk5 1/2 ton status

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    did you just say that you lifted the truck ?
    check your clearences on your front driveshaft with
    either your cross member or exhaust.
    does it do it all the time or just when you hits bumps ?
     
  6. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    i didnt lift it yet, i have rebuilt 3/4 tons in the garage witht the lift and 35's, so if an axle is really screwed, i have an out. but i just pu the motor in and just wanted to drive her for a while first. im stumped
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Last time I heard that sound it was the ring and pinion in my 10 bolt.
     
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    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Do you have a part time t-case? If so maybe you could pull the rear shaft out and drive it with the front only..try to narrow it down and vice versa. MAybe be have a friend walk next to you to see if they can tell what end of the truck it's coming from
     
  9. 99firehawk

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    jack up all 4 and throw it in 4 and let iot run listen for the noise /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
  10. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    A worn case in my vans 10 bolt rear end made that kind of noise,mostly when coasting around corners--the side gear ate the diff housing and egged it out so the axle and side gear could slop around some.I thought it was u-joints when I first heard it in nashville on vacation in 92 so I bought new u-joints so I'd have them if one failed on the way home-never changed them for nearly 2 years(didnt use the van that much)but after I did,the noise didnt go away--it soon got worse--so I bought another complete rear end.No noise now!. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif Hope its an easy fix for you. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    i'm gonna have to bet on ball joints thats what was up with mine too
     
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    same thing just happened with mine, I lost 3 teeth off the pinion
     

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