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post #1 of 4 Old 02-24-2013, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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How do you know when a U Joint is bad

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Im not really sure where I should post this but my truck is making a loud clunking noise when im driving seems to only be at speeds below 35 mph and i was told it may be my drive shaft U joints? any help would be appreciated

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Just get under the truck and grab and wiggle your driveshafts to check the u-joints for play.

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sometimes they will look like they dont have play when they do try using a pry bar if u need to.
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Broken U joints make the most noise under power. It your hearing during acceleration, thats probably it. They make a clickity clack sound if you wanna get technical! If your only hearing 1 big clunk, then i suspect, broken spring, pad or loose ubolts, etc.

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