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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2000, 08:04 PM
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clunk while in 4wd

I need some help. My 83 S10 has been at the Chevy dealer for 3 wks., to fix a intermittent snapping/clunk sound in my front-end. I hear it every 1/8 mi. or so while driving in straight line in 4wd, hi or lo. Id swear it alternates from side to side? Also, at times it seems to hang in 4wd after I shift to 2wd, the releases with a snapping sound after a few feet. Rt. hand axle and joints have been disassembled 4 times by 3 different mechanics. One replaced a lower ball joint, another replaced thrust washers. Has anyone experienced this or know how to fix? Thanks

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Re: clunk while in 4wd

Make sure all of your tires are about exactly the same size, and are you sure the gear ratios are exactly the same front and back? That could cause it to clunk every so often, because the front and back would be turning at different rates.. The only way it wouldn't do that, is if it was on a really slick surface if the tire size and/or gear ratios are mismatched...

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Re: clunk while in 4wd

Nothing has been changed since I bought it new.

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