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Trans clunking when slowing down

Auto 4WD SportTrac Trans makes ocassional clunking noise when slowing down from 50-70 mph...Just releasing gas pedal to slow down... First happen when I had to quick stop at 70mph pressed O/D shifter button to turn it off to help stopping... Noise dissapears when step on gas pedal or, shift to neutral or slowing reaching 35-40mph speed... All gears change at normal and O/D seems to work fine...

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Is it a 4X4?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    while taking off from a stop there is a clunk noise from the rear end area. then my truck starts to slow down on its own.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    at 45 mph when let of gas rpm drops to idle rpm immediately while slowing down

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    sometimes slow sometimes normal speed sometimes over a bump but nothing consstant

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    2000 tundra shakes when accelerating. when first stepping on the gas pedal it seems to clunk.

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Sounds like youi may have a few serious problems going on to have that kind of back lash occuring at higher speeds. I have experiance with low spped clunks on Bronkos and your type of vech being a car dealer. One you might try for low speed clunk on take off and braking at stop likts just completeing a stop? Pull the drive shaft and lubricate the splin - two check your leaf springs for weakness and wore bushings - take a look at your shocks - three u bolts holding springs to rear axle housing may be letting the axle housing actually dip or tweak or all those thing in combination - now you may have some serious slop in the pig - transfer case may be causing that clunk - as far as high spped clunk and activity you have a serous problem and you just might drop the transferr case have an accident fliping over..............Mike South Bend Indiana don't just keep driving and making problem worst...........

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