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What can cause a clanking noise when i go to reverse or drive i changed both u joints on the drive shaft

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Why do you here a clank when you put it in reverse i changed both u joints on the drive shaft please help


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Get your differential fluid checked and make sure you get synthetic for the rear if indicated. The clanking on turns reduces the possibility of the U-joints being the culprit. The driveshaft would give you noise going from reverse to drive, but in turns it is likely the clutches in the rear axle.

A four wheel drive can cause noise in all directions if the front drive has bad joints.

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It makes a clanking noise when shifting from park to reverse and drive also can you tell me what size drum is on the 99 cherokee 4x4


The best thing to do on the drumb size is pull one off and measure it, As far as the clanking noise best chk. the u-joints.

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