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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Question: front end makes a clanking noise at low speed in 2 hi.

 

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cjn77, 4.8L V8, East Moline, IL, July 30, 2013, 10:30
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no indication of anything visibly broke. truck starts and runs fine other than that.

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    Dales Service Center (3 Answers) , Davenport, IA - (563) 594-5518
    Dales July 30, 2013, 11:44
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    There could be many causes to that noise. My first thought is possibly a u-joint on the front driveshaft. Even when it is in 2hi the driveshaft still spins. If the joint is bad, it will be noisy. There is a simple inspection procedure to check to see if that is the case.

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    pushrod July 30, 2013, 15:25
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    Possible brake hardware or caliper mounting issue, lightly apply brake to see if noise stops. Also might be a cv joint or bearing but not as likely! Have a repair shop check it out is the best bet.

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