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Rear axle noise

(1990 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup)
on January 07, 2018
Noise when weight shift side to side. Removed tire and when shifting the drum back and forth the noise is duplicated.
Tags: chevrolet, 1500 pickup
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on January 07, 2018
Any GM vehicle - with a ‘conventional’ - 10 or 12 bolt (closed axle differential) - will do the same thing - that’s just axle end play.

IF these vehicles are shoved back and forth hard enough at the rear - with tires on the ground - you WILL hear the axle shafts bump the center spider gear pin - located inside the differential.


IF this noise you are hearing is obviously something other than axle shaft end bump - highly recommend visiting local auto repair facility for hands-on testing.

on January 07, 2018
Here is a link to some ‘very interesting’ reading on this subject:

http://www.silveradosierra.com//clunk-from-rear-axle-side-to-side-movement-t458753.html


In this article - the person mentions leaf springs as the culprit - you can judge for yourself.

Good luck with it!
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