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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Symptoms of bad CV joint?

What does a bad CV joint sound/feel like? I have some issues in the rear part of my drivetrain and am trying to figure out if it is something other than the diff.

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what are you feeling or hearing? cv joints usually click if there bad look for a torn boot also

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I can feel and here a clunk when going from out of park or when changing directions. It also can be heard some times if the passenger side tire spins on a right hand turn. This nais does seem to be coming from the passenger side but there are no torn boots and I can't seem to track it down on a lift by spinning the wheels back and forth. I am suspecting the differential but it was rebuilt two years ago. The half shafts have close to 150k on them so I just want to feel out all possibilities.

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check your tranny crossmember mount also.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 11:41 PM
 
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A clunking sound and feel, when shifting out of park, definitely sounds like differential problems. And if it happens during wheel spin, I dont think it's a tranny mount. And most likely not any kind of CV joint prob.

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Could be a U-joint on the driveshaft also. They clunk when they are worn and you change from out of park to a gear or from reverse to drive.

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Yeah, but would that also account for the sound when his right tire is breaking loose?

I still feel that it is differential problems.
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