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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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clunking/snapping noise in front end on 4wd?

When I put the truck in 4 wheel hi, and turn a corner... I get a pulling clunking snapping noise in the front end. It is bad enough to where I can feel it at my feet. When going straight, it is fine. Any ideas as to what to look for here? Is this a U joint problem in the front axle? Can someone show me a link to the schematics of the front end and tell me what the heck to look for here please. My Wife will be needing to drive my truck this winter, and I need to make sure nothing is going to snap on here while commuting to her work.
THANKS ahead of time peeps.
It feels like it is coming from the drivers side front. I have checked for play in the axle, and there is none. I'm lost here, but not afraid to tackle the problem, if no special tools are required.
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whats the angle of your CV joints??

does it ONLY do it in 4wd?

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mines doing it too but i have play in the front axles. has done it in both 2wd and 4wd more so in 4wd. any help please???
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It is all stock... So as to the angle... I'm really not sure what you mean.
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and yes... ONLY 4wd
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 06:46 PM
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found my problem..... snapped a cv axle anyone know of any aftermarket ones????

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You do realise that you should not be in 4 wheel drive when the roads are not slippery. There is no inter axle differential.
I have a 2007.5 and know a lot of people with the same vehicle, and never seen a front axle problem in the GM's I have done a lot of "U" joints and front drive axles in the Fords.

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-27-2011, 09:22 AM
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hunter grab the CV axle and see if you have play in it.. more than just a few thousandths I could see the end of the shaft trying to come through the boot. if so it's the CV axle

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I changed the fluid in the transfer case... I ended up changeing my front wheel bearings, due to the one being bad, and a bad ABS sensor. NOW, I need a couple new tie rods. No big deal really... simple stuff. BUT I REALLY need to get this 4x4 clunking sound figured out. When it was wet/slippery and raining the other day. I was out testing it. When the drive train is under stress of power... it does it... when off the gas, it goes away. The noise gets louder and softer... it is not a constant noise. CV joint?? Is there a shop that will tell me what my problems are for a minimal cost??
Come on you 4x4 chevy guys... get in the game and help a poor guy out. As disabled as I am... when I DO do my truck repairs... I am bedbound for the entire next day. I need to get this solved before winter smacks me in the face.
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