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clunk underneath on 1997 Toyota 4Runner

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When i come to a moderate stop and then let off the brake their is a noticeable clunk. U joints are tight, tranny tailpiece is tight. Anyone ever had or heard of the problem?
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could be the trans mount that is broken and the trans is coming down after tension is off the power train.

Roy
Thanks for responding, had vehicle on a lift once while it was running in gear wiih the brake on and hitting the throttle in drive and reverse and everything seemed tight. Might have to check again.
I just bought my collage kid one of these and there's a recall on the rear suspension:
RepairPal Expert Overview:

Toyota has recalled 1996-1998 4Runner trucks because when they are loaded down fully, steering response and handling may be compromised, which can cause a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will replace the rear suspension parts.

But I would have a shop double check those u-joints especially the rear one
Will check engine mounts. I dont feel it while rolling down the road . getting on and off the gas. Normally you should feel a broken one that way, but will have them checked out.