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clanking sound

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by LoneRanger, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger

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    Ever since I've owned my 60 (ca 2yrs) I've noticed a clanking sound that seem to emit from the region of the drive shafts. I hear it occaisionally when I take off from a stand still or brake. Any ideas on what it might be?
     
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    Sounds like the slip yoke on the rear drive shaft. Best way to fix is to disconnect the rear shaft, split the yoke. clean and re-grease. If you just fill it from the grease fitting you could lock the shaft.
     
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    thanks. I'll check that.
     
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    Pulled the driveshaft today and I expected it would make the clanking sound if I shook it around. No deal. I took the slip yoke off and it is in good shape. I regreased and will reinstall.

    Still trying to figure this sound out. It's getting worse--ranges from a squeeking to what sounds like something dragging or banging around. It seems to increase and decrease with rpms. Definately coming from below, not the engine.

    any ideas? I thought of putting the truck on stands and running it while someone shifts so I can pinpoint the location of the sound. Bad idea?
     
  5. PAFJ

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    Just a thought... is your driveshaft in phase?

    Actually... I doubt if your driveline was out of phase it would make the noise described. Possibly a worn pinion gear or bearing? Is there an abnormal amount of play in your driveline?
     
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    while you've got the driveshaft off, check the pinion nut. mine did something similar to this, and that's what it was. bad if you don't catch it on time.
    i did, but somebody else fixed while i was out of town, and the second time it did it, it dropped the pinion. bad, bad, bad.
     
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    U joints. If required buy OEM only.

    HTH John
     
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    You could be missing a few bolts from a track shoe...

    Oh, sorry. I get the Land Cruiser forum confused with the Cat forum.

    Both are good off road.:grinpimp: