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Why does my car clunk when i put it in gear, reverse, or just come to a regular stop?

Is it my U joints? or something else
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-14-2010, 08:36 PM
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radius arm bushings bad? Mine were and it was clunking

Edit: wait is it clunking when you put it in gear, or when you put it in gear and start rolling?

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when i put it in gear
it sounds metal to metal
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when i put it in gear
it sounds metal to metal

That is more than likely your u joints.
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Check tranny fluid level, grease slipjoint in driveshaft, look at your rear brakes.

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Ill try those things ^^
but i dont see how it could be my U joints
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If ujoints are bad they won't hold the joint in place tightly. So when torque is applied it'll let it slip as the bearings are no longer tightly packed. That could be the clunk. Usually you'll get some vibrations through driveshaft if ujoints go bad.

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yaa and ive heard u joints last the life of the car but in trucks i know its typically a different story
ill give that a shot an hope it helps
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Make sure your driveshaft is bolted tightly to the transfer case. I was getting a clunking sound...turns out thats what it was.

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my driveshaft was bolted tightly to my TC. So im hoping its U joints
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It could possibly be your rear end also. I just rebuilt mine and the clunking went away.
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U joints it forward/reverse does it (without touching the brakes)

if pressing the brakes makes it clunk, it's ball joints or radius arm bushings.

my guess is U joints. (then radius arms, ball joints being the least likely)

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well when i push on the brakes and the car moves forward then back as it comes to a halt you hear a clunk that is metal to metal sounding
almost like a grinding noise
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ive got cluncking in mine to it sounds like its coming from the trans wen its put into gear but turns out its my pinion bearing in my rear end mite wanna check that while ur at it
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Is it my U joints? or something else
You check the trans mount?
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You check the trans mount?
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