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Dodge ram 1500 5.9 1999 Clank at the start or reverse or drive.

When i put my truck in drive or reverse, i hear a huge clank as if the transmission jump into gear. is this a transmission problem? seems to be under my feet.. What would be the cost and procdure to fix this?

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  • williamw454 Jan 05, 2009

    already replaced 5 k ago... labor was like 4 hrs lol altho it only took me 2. those make a noise more when you turn. this is purely having to do with putting the truck in gear.

  • williamw454 Jan 08, 2009

    just got 4" of ice but when its cleaner out ill pull the truck out and check. thanks!

  • williamw454 Jan 10, 2009

    i turned the drive shaft and the noise is coming from inside the tranny

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Might also be a motor mount. just have someone watch the motor as you put into gear. pay attention to the mounts as you shift a couple of times

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Sounds more like a universal joint. Should be a inexpensive fix have it checked soon or you will need to add the price of a tow to the repair bill. part should not be over $30 each x 2 labor should not be much more than an hour.

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  • floyd giles Jan 06, 2009

    I am referring to the universal joints in the rear drive shaft. I believe what you are talking about are the universal joints in the front axle as that would be related to a noise when you turn. To check the rear drive shaft universal joints trig the wheels on the truck put in neutral get under truck grab the drive shaft and turn it back and forth while watching the joint if there is any play they need to be changed.

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