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Old 01-12-2018, 03:33 PM
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Angry clunk noise

I have clunk noise that sounds like it is from the rear end when car shifts into second gear on the auto-transmission. How do I fix this?
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The first thing I would check is the U joints. If they are ok then it's most likely the pinion bearing.

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The first thing I would check is the U joints. If they are ok then it's most likely the pinion bearing.

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I have checked the u-joints and they seem good, but you are probably right about the pinion. Thanks for your quick answer.

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Did you already check the differential fluid for metal glinsters? I wonder if a problem with the pinion bearing would cause a clunking noise though. And why would it only happen when shifting to 2nd gear?
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