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cured clunk in drivetrain

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by concretejungle, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. concretejungle

    concretejungle SILVER Star

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    just thought i would post this for info. I had the much talked about clunk after accelerating from a stop. some say it's drivetrain wind-up, some say it's calipers sticking. Bought a new grease gun and got a stiffy so decided to grease everthing i could. Clunk is gone! I guess it was a u-joint, but no more clunking! Here-here to Amsoil :cheers:
     
  2. Chris_Geiger

    Chris_Geiger

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    The clunk is usually caused by the drive shaft slip spline. If the U joints get that loose they usually eat themselves up in no time. I Find on my 80 that I need to grease the splines every few thousand miles to keep the clunk under control.
     
  3. DanKunz

    DanKunz SILVER Star

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    Does this mean I was right? :D

    Hmm, I might just go grease my joints for fun... :cheers:
     
  4. Brentbba

    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    Advil may work to grease YOUR joints Dan. :cheers:
     
  5. landtoy80

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    YOKE :-*
    Don't go overbboard greasing the yoke/slip spline. One or two pumps will do.
     
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