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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
ok, i got the answer and possibly a permenant cure. so i read on many sites that GM has this SPECIAL grease for this clunk, but some people that use it say it dosnt last, so today i tried just putting regular tube grease, it worked for about 10 miles then started to here it come back. i then removed the driveshaft again to see whats up. i looked over the input shaft and saw that it has ware marks in a sliding motion. marks that occastionaly removing it would cause. with further thought i was wondering how could it move that much, where was this travel in the back end? so i came up with this theory, the rear end pivots with the tourqe and pulls the rear back slightly due to the rear shackles of the leaf springs. (four link or trailing arm set-ups dont alow the pull back that leaf springs do), so, im going to try and put a set of tracion bars to see how it changes this action, but i feel the only way to eliminate the clunk/thunk/slight bounce that plagues ALL leaf spring GM trucks/suv's, is to put a four link set-up. will update as i make progress.
Posted on Dec 05, 2010
SOURCE: I have a 99 Kia
can be a broken timing belt this is prone to breakage why ? here the thing 99 kia sportage are all twin cams that mean if the belt breaks it is most likely to cause cylinder damage so remove the front cover you dont have to do it all the way but just to access the timing belt with a screw driver can you push of the timing belt with little to no effort if you can the belt is broken now since you already crank it get a crayon and mark it crank the engine did that crayon mark move? if it did its a good thing and lets go to the starter can you access the crank pulley or if you a stick shift can some one push start you if you can move the crank pulley at least 1/4 of the way then crank the engine you may have a dead spot on the flywheel by the way there is no shim
Posted on Aug 21, 2011
Testimonial: "Thanks, I'm about to take it to a shop."
No that is an acceptable loss of clearance, it will be absorbed by the hydraulic followers.
Posted on Oct 29, 2012
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