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Old 11-14-2010, 04:22 PM
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Is your truck manual or automatic transmission ?
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its an automatic 4x4. the most common time i hear the clunking noise is when i back up into my neighbors driveway to turn around and leave. when the rear is twisting up onto their drive i hear the clunk or popping sound.
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A few thoughts that come to mind -

1) If your truck has a 2 piece drive shaft with a steady bearing, you may have a couple more u-joints to replace....or the bearing itself.

2) Pinion bearing

3) Yoke slip in the tail shaft. I have come across this in a couple of vehicles. Have never been able to eliminate it. It primarily happens under high torque situations when the pinion angle changes requiring the drive shaft yoke to slide on the tail shaft, but it binds a bit and releases with a clunking or popping sound.

4) Rear brakes. If in poor condition, they are capable of making some rather interesting sounds.

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one peice drive shaft, so no issues there. i actually assumed the ujoint was going to fix the problem. I'm going to be checking the brakes next all the way around since I just bought it. Oil change and brakes are in order so I know for sure when they were done last so I'll be able to possibly eliminate the rear brakes in the next week or so. I'm also going to replace the rear shocks because they look like theyve seen better days.
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Just a reminder, if you change shoes or pads, rotors and drums must be turned regardless of how they look. Many people don't do this and it results in a short lived brake job.
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Do you have limited slip ? If so , the rear differential needs to be serviced . The popping your hearing and feeling is coming from the clutch packs in the rear diff . The only problem is that the differential should of been serviced every 15,000 miles . If it hasn't been more than likely the carrier will be trashed . It happened to mine and it wasn't pretty inside . Pop off the rear diff cover and see what it looks like inside . Remember only if it has limited slip (Positraction)
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it has a positrac rear, so this is probably the case if its a common issue. so, this will happen in reverse but no signs of problems when moving forward? is there a write up on this at all on how to service and change whatever will need to be done?
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Could be excessive slop in the transfer case drive chain that you're hearing. They don't have any type of tensioner to prevent slack in the chain.
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i'm geussing to rule out one or the other i need to take off the rear diff cover and see how it looks. any recommendations on what type of fluid to replace it with after i drain it out?
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75W-140 synthetic if you do much towing or hauling. Don't forget to add 4 ounces of limited slip additive if your truck has it.
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