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2003 silverado 4x4, rear end clunks loudly when shifting from 3 to drive at about 20 mph.

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The noise is caused by the axle button being worn out, this lets the axle move back and forth and clunk, this is a unique problem with C clip retained axles, it is a noise issue but will not fail and cause any more damage, in order to fix it you must have the axles pulled and the diff carrier checked for excess wear where the axle retainning C clip rides, if the carrier is ok then replace the axles.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002 Chevy Silverado clunking noice when shift from 2wd to 4hi

It is somewhat Normal Depending on how Loud the Clunking is. This is a Common Complaint on the Chevy 4x4's. I have verified this through the Dealerships here in Oklahoma and they all say the Same thing But, I am with you, They should go into 4x4 without that Clunk for as much as we pay for them.

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the gears in your rear end are probably chipped and broke or need shims

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SOURCE: I have a 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500, 4X4. Upon

If it sounds like a bird chirping, replace the universal joints.

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

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SOURCE: my 2004 avalache started making a loud winding

Look for something caught in the drive shaft - also check rear bearings and drive shaft bearings.

Sounds like you need to have a good oil change and have the mechanic give the underside a good going over. They will usually do this free as part of the oil change.

Also - check for a bad tire - sometimes the problem won't show sitting if the tire is separating on the inside and on the inside part of the tire.
I suspect a faulty tire that isn't separating until you get to speed.

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

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