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Clunk sound when I push gas pedal to fast. Is this a drivetrain or transmisson problem?

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  • tony johnson Jul 08, 2012

    had a similar problem before it was a (i believe they call it a carrier bearing ) it is a metal bracket with a rubber boot or sleave that your drive line rotates threw it holds up drive line when 2 drive lines a coupled together not all cars or trucks have them only if the vehicle has 2 drive lines going to the rear end they will get old and sloppy when you step on the gas drive line will pop up and down make a clunk sound ,



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I would guess that its a U joint in the drive train. When you accelerate slowly it can handle the stress and doesent clunk but when you step on it it clunks hard. Probably the drive shaft U joint, have it checked out but a U joint shouldnt be thw most expensive of the possibilities and would be a good place to start.

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