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clunky rear end

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by SWA7381, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. Dec 8, 2006 at 8:45 AM
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    SWA7381

    SWA7381 [OP] Member

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    I've got a 83k 01 Tacoma that runs great but when I take the foot off the brake I get a clunk "feel" in the rear diff. The trany is smooth but that clunk is unnerving. Should I start saving for a new rear end?? Also, if it is bad can I install higher gears for better gas mileage??
    Thanks in Advance
     
  2. Dec 12, 2006 at 11:19 AM
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    twoarezee

    twoarezee Well-Known Member

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    esco, ca
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    00 Dropped Mini
    rims,tires,3"/6" drop, 4x4 front end, 01 tails and corners, prerunner buckets,tenzo r steering wheel w/ momo hub, b&m shifterw/ jdm trd knob, alpine system, tint, 3 3/4" autometer tach, jardine cat back, k&n, debaged, hellwig rear sway bar, kyb monomax shocks, tundra v8 oil filter w/ mobil 1 in ever
    could be the u-joints, check those out.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2006 at 9:59 PM
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    TacoKing

    TacoKing Active Member

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    I agree with twoarezee-probably the u-joints. I had the same EXACT thing happen to me with my 91 Mazda B2600. It would clunk when I put it in gear and it gradually got worse and louder until it snapped. Take it in NOW before it gives out....cause it WILL!
     
  4. Dec 13, 2006 at 8:55 AM
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    SWA7381

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    Thanks Guys she's going in on Thursday for the ball joint recall and U-joints
    Thanks for the great advice!
     
  5. Dec 13, 2006 at 11:54 AM
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    twoarezee

    twoarezee Well-Known Member

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    esco, ca
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    00 Dropped Mini
    rims,tires,3"/6" drop, 4x4 front end, 01 tails and corners, prerunner buckets,tenzo r steering wheel w/ momo hub, b&m shifterw/ jdm trd knob, alpine system, tint, 3 3/4" autometer tach, jardine cat back, k&n, debaged, hellwig rear sway bar, kyb monomax shocks, tundra v8 oil filter w/ mobil 1 in ever
    your welcome. its better to catch it early than to have your drive shaft fall off.
     
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