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Old 07-02-2011, 01:32 PM
eagle 1 eagle 1 is offline
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Default rearend slack

I appears I have a lot of rear end slack when putting the auto trans in gear especially in reverse. I have been told if I had the rear end shimmed that should take care of the problem. Has any had a problem with slack in the rear end and/or shimming it.
The rear end clunks (hits hard), again, more when going into reverse.
would like opinions on this problem.

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Old 07-02-2011, 02:05 PM
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Default Re: rearend slack

I'm not sure why your particular truck does this, but I did notice my truck did something similar when I first got her. Immediately after lifting it (shackles) it seemed to go away. It may have had something to do with the angle?
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:29 AM
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Default Re: rearend slack

Worn U-joints are a common cause of the symptons you describe.

Check that out first.
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:44 PM
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Default Re: rearend slack

Disconnect the driveshaft at the rear dif. Turn the pinion by hand to see how much play there is.
While the shaft is down, check the u-joints and slip joint.
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