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bumping sound on right side, rear axle

I have this annoying, loud "bang bang bang" when I hit bumps in the road. Not sure what it is. Shocks are tight, and obviously the tire/rim is tight. I have no clue what else to look at, its annoying as hell. Something is loose, just cant find it.

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check the rear shackles they are known for rusting off and also my tailgate has become loose and it bangs when i hit bumps.
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shackles are good. the tailgate is loose, but I haven't figured out a way to test out to see if thats it.

Whatever it is, its getting louder.
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i can pick up my tailgate and move it while its closed so i figure that is what is making my noise. you might want to check your spare it might be lose and causing some type of noise.
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checked sway bar links? exhaust hangers?
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See if all 3 leaf springs are there. I'm missing half of my middle leaf spring on my passenger side and i think it could contribute to the noise, as i hear it too going over bumps at low speed.
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checked all of the above actually today, so we are narrowing it down at least.

I suspect its the tailgate. I am going to open up all my windows, including cap windows and hit some pot holes/speed bumps...I'm thinking I could locate it then.
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