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A clunk noise comes from the rear underside of the differential.

When pressing the gas pedal a clunk noise comes from either the trans or rear drive axle. it only made the noise when i put it in reverse but now it happens when i let off the gas and when i use it. the car is an 82 nissan 280zx.

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Have the drive shaft U-joints checked for excessive wear. if they are ok the differential carrier bearings are worn and allowing to much gear backlash.

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It sounds as simple as a u-joint in the drive shaft. Replace them all if you need to replace one.

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