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When ever I hit a bump I hear a clink coming from right under my feet. I've climbed under and shook everything and pushed up and down on the bumper and the only thing that moved was my cv axle. I checked sway bar links, brakes, ect.. The shaft just wiggles a bit but at high speed I think it'd be enough to make a loud clink. The boots aren't torn but it does look like the grease seeped out, so I was wondering if I could just loosen the boots and use a grease gun to regrease them and then tighten the boots more so it won't deep out again? I thought I read somewhere on here someone did that. Thanks for the replies in advance! :drink
 

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you check your end links? they can break and make noise over bumps. ive also heard that the UCA can wear on the bolt over time and develop some slack but i havent seen that personally.
 

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Probably not the problem. But check the stub shaft on the drivers side where it bolts to the cv shaft and make sure theres no play there. Reason I say this is I had a clunk checked that shaft sure enough I could move it up and down 1/8in. What happened was the c clip broke that held the shaft in and it bounced around tore up the carrier and finally tore up that shaft.
 

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The only thing that moved was the cv shaft. I checked the links and I don't think the stub shaft moved but I'll check when I get home
 

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Can you take the clamp off the boot and simply grease the joint then put the boot back on? The boot ISNT torn at all. I know lifts are bad for Cv's but it shouldn't be bad yet?
 

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A new CV shaft is $60. Replace it and be done.
 

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^^^ unless you buy the ones from GM, which are apparently platinum plated and blessed by a monk on top a mountain cuz they are like 600$ each.
 

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When ever I hit a bump I hear a clink coming from right under my feet. I've climbed under and shook everything and pushed up and down on the bumper and the only thing that moved was my cv axle. I checked sway bar links, brakes, ect.. The shaft just wiggles a bit but at high speed I think it'd be enough to make a loud clink. The boots aren't torn but it does look like the grease seeped out, so I was wondering if I could just loosen the boots and use a grease gun to regrease them and then tighten the boots more so it won't deep out again? I thought I read somewhere on here someone did that. Thanks for the replies in advance! :drink
I have the same noise and am wondering if you ever found the cause of your issue?
 

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Probably not the problem. But check the stub shaft on the drivers side where it bolts to the cv shaft and make sure theres no play there. Reason I say this is I had a clunk checked that shaft sure enough I could move it up and down 1/8in. What happened was the c clip broke that held the shaft in and it bounced around tore up the carrier and finally tore up that shaft.
i know this post is extremely old but thought I’d give it a try. Would this cause differential fluid to leak?
 
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