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Old 12-08-2009, 09:22 PM
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i've speculated myself and have heard alot but want to know what you guys think about this. while driving at any speed i get a shutter during slow acceleration from some component in the drive line. when i get to 80mph+ (only on track) it shakes bad. not the whole truck like a bent frame shake but something in the drivetrain. it has also smoked only at high speeds while shaking i dont know if its motor oil or trans fluid but the oil touches something hot enough to make it burn. when coasting under 25mph there is a loud clicking noise coming from the rear. and when i try and reverse there will be a few loud clicks.
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Dude im puzzled. I wish i could help. I get some hooping/shuttering with excelleration from the rear like wheel hop. Nothin like you though. Im sure someone here can think of a few things to check. Most def..good luck.
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Any idea at all where the smoke is coming from? Check the fluid levels in your trans, transfer if it's a 4X4, and rear axle. I'd also be tempted to remove the drive shaft (don't forget to mark the shaft and yokes for proper reassembly) and make sure the u-joints move freely. If you've driven it a few miles before you do this, a u-joint cap that is hotter than the rest will indicate a lack of lubrication to that part of the joint. While you have it out, check both the yokes for any excessive movement.
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Just what I was thinking u-joints , trans mount . Smoking is another problem .
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