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Old 01-08-2017, 09:36 PM
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Front "clunk" noise

Hello, I'm having a problem, when I shift between gears, (parking to reverse, reverse to drive) I hear a noise, like a "clunk", between metals, the noise is heard near the front differential, is a hard hit,

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Old 01-09-2017, 10:17 AM
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Clunk usually means slop, because something isn't engaging instantly as it should. Check the condition of the guibo and for front driveshaft play at the splines.
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My case was front cv axle, not a difficult diy. Does your car rattle in reverse not moving?


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Thanks, im thinking the same, cv joints or driveshaft
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End of the front driveshaft is a common cause. Somebody has a kit to replace just the spline at the end


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End of the front driveshaft is a common cause. Somebody has a kit to replace just the spline at the end


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Thanks for the information
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I have a suction cup mount for my iPhone that is priceless for diagnosing issues. Take a video of a part in question under load.



Here is an example of verifying my thrust bushings are shot. Hitting the brakes going about 2mph. Wheel moves over a cm rearward.

My right side cv I could see a degree or two of motion when changing from D to R before replacing, also some stones got onto the brush plate under the engine and made a hell of a racket in reverse at zero mph and that was all but eliminated with swapping the cv axel. Found a new "copycat" part for $120. Since only takes a couple hours to change I rolled the dice on non-OEM and very happy with the off-brand I picked (other than I had a problem with the retention ring and had to swap the original over.


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