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Unread 06-24-2012, 09:13 PM   #1
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Clunking in the Rear...

I have a 04 Wrangler sport with a dana 35 in the rear... For awhile now every time i gas it to go, it feels like someone is taking a sledgehammer to the ***-end of my jeep, and it happens everytime.

Ive jacked it up to see if i could see anything wrong, the pinion is still tight, but there is play in the driveline about an 1 to 1 1/2in of play as i grab the driveline and rotate it back and forth. plus i can move the wheels in and out like the wheel bearings are shot. on both sides.

Guess the question is, what would cause the banging in the rear end when i hit the gas? any sugestions before i pour a lot of money into this.

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Unread 06-24-2012, 10:40 PM   #2
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Ring and pinion
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Unread 06-26-2012, 05:17 PM   #3
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any other ideas? I noticed today that my d-30 axle shafts move in and out way more than I would like them to!

To the OP, have you checked your control arm bushings?
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Unread 06-26-2012, 05:22 PM   #4
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I'd start taking the axle apart.. But First take the diff over off and check for play in the gears.
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Unread 07-06-2012, 10:10 AM   #5
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It was my driveline after 2 yokes, new leaf springs, gears, pinion and carrier bearing a rebuilt t case
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Unread 10-26-2012, 11:41 AM   #6
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Just wanted to say i got it figured out, it was the rear lower control arms the whole time, they were completely shot, so i replaced those and it was no more clunking at all... Now i just need a longarm kit
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