Have noticed increasingly that when I pull off I hear a loud clunk from the front. I'm on the thinking it's the track rod ends as they seem to have splitand when I look at them one time they are all tight against the are and at other times the rubber grommet is fuly extended. I have bought new ones from Paddocks, but are they the same onboth sides? The offside seems to look different to the nearside? Any ideas??
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Check all axle mounting bolts are tight & that all bushes are in good condition.
To check the TRE ball joints grip the shafts & see what vertical movement there is in the joint. If the rubber covers are split then they need doing anyway.
The most common clunks on pulling away from a start are the rear A-frame ball joint & the gearbox output shaft.
The first can be checked by using a lever between the joint carrier & the axle. There should be little of no movement in the joint itself.
The second by removing the round plate at the back of the transfer box. Then, with the engine off, & in any gear rock the vehicle back & forth looking for relative movement between the shaft & the transfer box gear. Large amounts of swarf in the join are not good news.
Mine too. But I have to expect a bit of play in the drivetrain after 130,000 miles. Unless there is something obvious that needs changing you could end up spending a fortune on bushes, uj's, diff's etc.
As already said probably uj's especialy youngs with the coming on and off accelerator,
rosey check your brake calipers for wear, i had a similar noise when moving off and it was the pads moving in the caliper. i replaced the pads, retainers and the guide pins and the noise went.
would agree withthe UJ theory thats what mine was, easy to replace done it in a couple of hours.
Meant to say if you et under neathand move the prop about you will easily see if the UJ is done
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