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Clunk noise

1993 4.0 5-Speed 2wd.

When you are moving, if you step on the gas, or let off the gas, you feel a clunk like gears "loading" or "unloading. it is a pretty noticable clunk though, it isnt just the rear end gears or something like that.

I just replaced the u-joints, midshift bearing, and rear axle and the clunk is exactly the same as it was before. any ideas?

i was thinking maybe internally int he trans or motormounts but any input is great
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i would check the motor mounts and stuff.

could it be "slip yolk bump"?
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i dont think it is the slip yoke. i greased it (uhhh..i think) ill check that
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any other ideas?
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that shaft has a slip yoke and it could be binding.
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Tranny ever been out of it ? Check the bolts on the bell housing.
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it has been out. all bolts are tight
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throwing parts at it will solve little , except to put a hole in your pocket .
Let some one else drive , while you take different positions in the truck
to get a better ear to the sound .
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throwing parts at it will solve little , except to put a hole in your pocket .
Let some one else drive , while you take different positions in the truck
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he isnt throwing parts at it.. the u-joints needed to be replaced bad. midshift bearing was toast, and rear end was replaced for better gears and L/S reason..

so far everything was replaced for a reason..

now your last advise is def worth it
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justin can you bring the truck to my work next week?
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the slip shaft was greased, i checked it today. mark, my dad drives the truck for work and cant be without it on a weekday
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bring it to me on a saturday
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i will let you know what his plans are for saturday when he gets home
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ok i'll be there till 5
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Mine Does The Same Thing Did U Find Out What It Is
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if you feel the clunk under you I'd check out the axle pivot bushing(?, I think thats the name of them). Mine are gone and whenever the truck leans side to side I'll get a clunk from it. Its not really anything bad yet as the bushings are still there just really really soft. It also messes with your alignment if they are bad. I plan on fixing mine when I lift it as I have to take everything apart anyways.
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no luck on this problem yet. im still totally stumped
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Take it to my dad, I'm sure he can figure out what it is.
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Shoot sounds almost like u have a bad u-joint drop your drive shaft down n feel if they move freely, you never know maybe u'll get lucky
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I replaced my u-joints about two years ago with brute force parts.

My truck was making a clunking noise and bucking when i shifted, come to find out the rear u-joint was bad already.
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