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U joints i think????

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by chevy$men, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. chevy$men

    chevy$men Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    99 SILVERADO 1500 Z71 4WD SHORT BED WHEN PUTING AN D OR R MAKES A LOUD CLUNKING NOISE SOUNDS LIKE ITS COMING FROM THE FRONT IM NOT SURE ANY HELP....THANKS:help:
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2010
  2. BoyneCityGuy

    BoyneCityGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    what kind of noise? clunk, rattle, squeak???

    hopefully B&B will chime in...he is the authority on this topic.

    on a side note, please turn off caps, nobody wants to be yelled at here, especially when being asked for help :)
     
  3. chevy$men

    chevy$men Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    clunk i think....
     
  4. BoyneCityGuy

    BoyneCityGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    does it do it on shift only or when you actually start to move?
     
  5. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    I'd bet u-joints.... Why don't u climb under the truck
     
  6. chevy$men

    chevy$men Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    than do what???
     
  7. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 953

    Check to see if its the u-joints. see if you can find any play in the front driveshaft if you find it take the drive shaft out and replace the u-joints. A big help on this procedure would be going to an auto parts store and buying the haynes repair manual for your truck, for like 20 bucks
     
  8. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    u-joints replace them with greasable ones. To check them just jack up the truck and turn the driveshaft by hand if you see play in the u-joint then they are bad. easy to change with a bfh and some wood blocks
     
  9. EricD701

    EricD701 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    It sounds like the slip yoke in the rear of the T-case. There were multiple TSB's for this issue which included an updated nickle plated yoke.
     
  10. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    get up under grab the d shaft if you can wiggle it time for u joints
     
  11. chevy$men

    chevy$men Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    what is bfh??? but im goin outside to check this out now...
     
  12. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    big fing hammer its an ez fix
     
  13. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    Lift up the front of the truck first, if there is torque tension , it will release it and you will be able to check the U Joints.. Sorry for yelling out the U part of the joints. (Never heard that before that caps mean your getting yelled at. Learned something new everyday.
     
  14. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    Don't your kids tell you how to text, mine do:dizzy:
     
  15. chevy$men

    chevy$men Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    i didnt kno that about the caps either thats crazy.....
     
  16. DRIFTER92

    DRIFTER92 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    My truck did it 1500 2004 my dads 1500 2005 was way worse the drive lines are terrible in the batch we ended up with, you can replace and replace all that driveline you want, (i did it all front to rear) it wont matter... Designed to wear out after the warantee expires you see so they can pad their pocketson repair bills.
     
  17. chevy$men

    chevy$men Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    sorry guy i 4got all about this but they do have play in them but i took it 2 the shop they said that the front have a little play very little and they wouldnt replace them if they were me...so idk but he put it in the air and had i guy inside the truck and had him keep puting it in drive and r and u kept hearing noise in the t- case he said the chain is not all the way tight... i didnt fix anything hope it make it ......