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adkjoe 12-06-2009 07:16 PM

Rear end pop/clunk
 
When i'm driving along and I start going up a hill and I don't down shift and I give it gas (not paying attention messing with the radio or something) the engine will start to sputter which is expected but the rear end will pop/clunk. I know it's not good to do that and I usually don't but it has happened a few times for whatever reason. What's the pop/clunk? gears skipping or something?

Jeeper2 12-06-2009 11:09 PM

Check your U-Joints. I had a pick up that would do it every once and awhile, Turned out to be U-Joints. Very easy to check. Are they the original U-Joints?

bigmikec 12-06-2009 11:16 PM

Sounds like u joints to me

adkjoe 12-07-2009 01:03 AM

put it in neutral and shake it right? If there's play I need U joints?

crazyredneck 12-07-2009 01:09 AM

yup, thats how i usually do it. make sure you set your parking brake

adkjoe 12-07-2009 08:41 AM

Alright will do, thanks guys.

jwm1986 12-07-2009 09:11 AM

Look at your control arm bushings also... My uppers got loose somehow and caused all kinds of noise when changing speed...


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