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April 14th, 2012, 11:50 AM   #1  
Help!!! Clicking noise coming from rear of truck

Hi everyone. My name is Jamie and new to this forum. I purchased a 95 silverado 4x4 5.7 extended cab. 160k miles on it. Last week I was leaving the credit union and when i took off a loud clicking noise came from the rear end somewhere. I pulled over and looked under the truck and saw nothing. I took off and the sound didnt come back. Then i was driving up a steep driveway at about 5mph and it did it again. I thought something was going to snap or break. I cant afford to take this to the shop right now so any help anybody can give me in regards to what this may be and how to fix it would be much appreciated. Thank you!!!!

 
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April 14th, 2012, 11:59 AM   #2  
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Have you gotten under it and checked for the simple things like something wrapped around the drive shaft or around the axle?

Pull off the rear wheels and drums and check the shoes to make sure it not a brake shoe or assembly that has come apart?

Check the tires for something stuck in them like a nail or screw?

 
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April 14th, 2012, 12:02 PM   #3  
U-joints.

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April 14th, 2012, 12:08 PM   #4  
Thank you for replying. Nothing is attached under the truck and the ujoints seem to have little to no slack at all. I am hoping somehow it could be the ujoint still for cost purposes alone lol. I dont know what else it could be because it doesnt do it all the time. Oh and brakes and wheels and tires are all fine.

 
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April 14th, 2012, 1:20 PM   #5  
Is there anyway it could be the ujoint even when i have wiggled it back and forth and have found there to be no slack?????

 
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April 14th, 2012, 7:21 PM   #6  
No its not u joint then jack truck up wiggle tires see if you can find play
Your rear end has a few parts that can click but a click can travel and sound like its in back

 
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April 14th, 2012, 7:22 PM   #7  
Oh make sure you have no load on joints put truck in natural if it rolls you got a load make sure a level ground

 
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April 15th, 2012, 12:00 PM   #8  
Thanks doug. Ill give that a shot when i get off work

 
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April 15th, 2012, 10:52 PM   #9  
Did that year have a rear end traction system, like positrack or limited slip? I know the newer ones click when they aren't working right.

 
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August 13th, 2012, 10:09 PM   #10  
Posted By: jamie123 Hi everyone. My name is Jamie and new to this forum. I purchased a 95 silverado 4x4 5.7 extended cab. 160k miles on it. Last week I was leaving the credit union and when i took off a loud clicking noise came from the rear end somewhere. I pulled over and looked under the truck and saw nothing. I took off and the sound didnt come back. Then i was driving up a steep driveway at about 5mph and it did it again. I thought something was going to snap or break. I cant afford to take this to the shop right now so any help anybody can give me in regards to what this may be and how to fix it would be much appreciated. Thank you!!!!
I'm having the same problem with my 2000 1500, I buried the rear end of the truck in a creek and it stayed underwater all night, now the rear end makes all kinda racket such as a sound similar to my tires roaring and a grinding sound when I'm barely going, and also a clicking sound when I turn sharp, climb a hill, or when I "floor it" any ideas? (it's also got a 4 inch lift with 31.5 inch tires)

 
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