metallic clunking underneith

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  1. seabass1858

    seabass1858 Full Access Member

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    after over 20k miles on my lift and after my 800 mile trip toave this me pennsylvania I have this metalic clunking in the driveline about midway. on a hill when I try to coast in neutral, it wont move until i put it in drive and give it gas then it clunks. The 4wd works flawlessly as i used it a bit today because of the snow and ice but with the same noise of course and it doesnt seem to be a wheel bearing. Could my u-joints have finally taken their tole today after the the 20k miles of changed driveline geometry.
     
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    Either your u joints are binding up or you cv axles are on a crazy angle. You should crawl under and see if the axle is mostly straight or has a radical kink at the boot. And see if the boots is ripped as well
     
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    I dont see how all these issues would arrise after 20k miles of trouble free driving with 8k of those miles were going from georgia to pa or florida to pa
     
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    How's the condition of the front driveshaft - all boots intact?
     
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    Sounds more like transfer case noises maybe
    also have you checked the front boot on the front driveshaft
    but if its not moving could be brakes as well
     
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    Did you check the parking brake? Mine had broken off the backing and were making noise.
     
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    Put it on jack stands wheels just off the ground in neutral do not start rotate each wheel one at a time see what you get.