Originally Posted by Dogbones
Thanks for the pictures, it happens in 1st and reverse mostly when i push in the clutch right after the gas. also happens if i put it in first and abruptly lift off the throttle a lil clunk will resonate
how do i check if tranny mount is torn? or a worn out u-joint? thanks guys
also my sway bar links pretty much blew apart a few months back and I figured that was what was banging the bang...
You have the most torque in 1st and reverse... Giving you a twisting of the driveline more so than in higher gears.
A U joint will give you either a vibration or noise several times greater than the revolution of your wheels at any given speed, take a jack and place it on the output shaft of the tranny just behind the skid, lift it, but not so much that you tear the mount doing so. If you come up with the jack just enough , while you are watching the rubber on the tranny mount, you should be able to tell if it is torn or even if it has dry rot cracks and will probably go soon.
A friend of mine has a cherokee that had a thump when the rearend squatted at take off from a light and for the longest time I couldnt figure it out till i noticed his sway bar was off center on the bushings and pushed over to one side causing the back side of the bolt to hit his inner wheel well. It was binding up scraping then popping past the metal.