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Old 04-27-2010, 05:19 PM   #1
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As the title says it only happens when stopping. But the weird thing is it doesn't happen while applying the brakes to slow down it only happens right before comming to a complete stop and then there will be 2 to 3 kinda loud ( I can hear it inside with windows up) clicks. at first I thought it was the brakes so I checked them out. I didn't see anything so I took it to 2 different brake shops and oddly enough they didn't find anything either. But a guy at one of the shops suggested to check the u joints. Would the u joints going bad make a sound similar to this ? Or could it be something else? If so what? Any ideas would be very helpful. If I know what's broke I can usually fix it, it's that whole trouble shooting thing that troubles me.
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does it do it when you accelerate?
could it be your u bolts?
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Does it do it going around curves/turns etc? Does it sound like its coming from the rearend?
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mine makes the same sound....... i cant find it though..... mine sounds like a poppin/clickin under the dash when the brake is applied
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I've got mabye the same thing or something similar comming from the drivers rear tire when I slow to or coast around 10 mph or less... I think it's a part tossing around behind the brake rotor but I haven't been able to get that off to see. Seems that at higher speed centrifugal force keeps it form rattling around.
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does it do it when you accelerate?
could it be your u bolts?
You mean ujoints?
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possible u joints. get under and test them. Have seen other post making reference to the E brake making the clicking at lower speeds(parts inside broken loose)
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You mean ujoints?

i meant what if its a cracked or loose u bolt
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Well I went out and gave the drive shaft a few good shacks and yes there was some movement so I will be replacing them this weekend. Just seems weird to me that a u joint could be whats making the click when coming to a stop. Hopefully thats all that it is.
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Well I went out and gave the drive shaft a few good shacks and yes there was some movement so I will be replacing them this weekend. Just seems weird to me that a u joint could be whats making the click when coming to a stop. Hopefully thats all that it is.
Test them,
apply the brakes,
shift slowly from N to D, D to N then R slowly, repeat.
Should hear about the same clicking noise.
How many miles?
If it is the U Joints, get the greasable ones.
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