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Old 01-12-2014, 09:51 PM   #1
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Popping and clunk clunk clunk

Im getting a popping noise and clunking that gets louder as i accelerate. What could this be? Unit bearing? It kindof sounds like a rock is in my caliper. But i took off my tire and rotor and caliper and nothing was in it. It also goes away when i brake

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Old 01-12-2014, 10:03 PM   #2
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Does it go away with foot off the gas or just brakeing?

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Just braking
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So you have rear drums? If so pull them and clean them out? My idea being something in there going into dead space that isn't there when brakes are applied if that makes since.

Edit :Meant to say do you not so you
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:17 PM   #5
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Its coming from the front drivers side area. I doubt its inside the drums.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:22 PM   #6
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Could be a u joint. I would expect decreased noise when coasting too though not just braking. They are really the only thing up there that reacts to acceleration I can think of.

Edit: I recant. Front don't have power going to them in 2wd. That would explain the change only when braking. The pressure is coming from the brakes slowing the case when braking. Backwards of the pressure of the fronts turning the disconnected driveshaft when driving OR accelerating. I think it's a u joint.
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:41 AM   #7
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I had a clunking from accelerating from a dead stop although it did stop after it makes a few clinks then quite as I drove but it ended up being a shot balljoint I replaced them yesterday and it fixed my clunking
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:37 AM   #8
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Its doesnt make the noise accelerating from a stop. Im thinking it may be my front driveshaft cv joint?
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Its doesnt make the noise accelerating from a stop. Im thinking it may be my front driveshaft cv joint?
It only takes 5 minutes to remove it. Won't hurt to pull it out then go for a drive and see if the noise goes away. If not then pull your rear and see if it goes away. Try that and if that doesn't make the noise go away then we can try to diagnose it farther.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:43 AM   #10
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I had a popping coming from the same spot but on the passenger side. I tried everything and it ended up being my cab mount was popping and i just tightened it up and no problem until it gets lose again. Probably not the problem but just a suggestion
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it only takes 5 minutes to remove it. Won't hurt to pull it out then go for a drive and see if the noise goes away. If not then pull your rear and see if it goes away. Try that and if that doesn't make the noise go away then we can try to diagnose it farther.
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Also it has 3 of these u joints on front drive shaft. Spicer 5-1310X U-Joint Kit
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Any possibilty it could be the unit bearing / hub assembly?
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I disconnected my front driveshaft and the noise and popping and squealing is still there
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Take off your front diff cover and check the teeth on your ring and pinion.
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They are fine
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:35 PM   #17
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Have you pulled the rear driveshaft yet? If not, do that first then check all of your joints to make sure none of them feel loose and torque them all down. If its not that check your calipers
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If it's not the rear shaft these u joints are in the location you think it's coming from. I would defiantly check the rear shaft first just because it's so easy to remove.
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Just bought a new unit bearing going to install it and see if it solves the problem
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I just replace the front unit bearing hu and front drivers sides axleshaft ujoint and the noise is still there. Also i am getting aome deathwobble type stuff
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Try what i said. I tried everything you have and it fixed it. Sounds stupid but worked for me. Sounded like it was around the tire but ended up not being
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Could it possibly be my steering gearbox? It has been leaking by the input shaft for about 6 months now. And i tightened all my control arm bolts, body mounts, and took out the rear driveshaft and the noise is still here
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My gear box was leaking and i replaced it but i had no popping before hand so i don't know but its worth a shot
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:23 PM   #24
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Could a bad tie rod end cause death wobble and a clunking noise? All my ujoints are good
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Could a bad tie rod end cause death wobble and a clunking noise? All my ujoints are good
Have you checked your calipers?
Has the end of the tie rod worn the hole down so that the bolt can be moved around?
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I'm having almost the same issue except mine are making a squealing sound. Replacing both hub bearings and ujoints Sunday
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:29 PM   #27
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How do i check my calipers?
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Just look for anything out of the ordinary. Heat marks, warped caliper, any issues with the pads, and make sure everything is torqued down properly.
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How do i check my calipers?
Make sure the pad is seated properly in the piston with out a bunch of play. The other pad is securely clipped in place. The caliper itself is tight. But don't over torque it. I'm going to if this ends up being the spring clip that holds the pad on the piston.
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Everything looks good on the calipers

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