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91 chevy k 1500 rear axle wheel wobble

When i go over bumps i can hear clunking noises coming from the rear end. if i take the top of either rear (tire) and start pushing in and out at the top toward the center of the rear end, i hear a metal slapping sound. the truck has over 220,000 miles. truck runs fine on the highway.

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    The steering column starts to shake at about 20 mph and there is a chattering sound coming form what sounds like the rear of the truck.

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It sounds like you rear and pinon gear

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Your problem is too vaguely stated to make a proper diagnosis, but it definitely sound like you have some damage occurring.
Time to have it checked out soon at a service center.

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