I have a 1998 K1500 with about 150k miles on it. It is making a loud
clunking noise when I turn to the right and will especially make a loud
noise if the sttering wheel is truned to the right and I hit some sort of
bump. Could this be a CV joint? I also read another article on here about
a possible transmission mount. Thanks.
it's a 4 wheel drive so it has 4 CV joints... two inner plunging
tri-pod type and two outer ball and race type joints.
it is doubtful that it's a CV joint though, as those usually only make
noise under power and make a clicking noise. have somebody turn the
wheel back and forth and look for any slop in your steeing system and
then turn the wheel all the way to the right and push the truck up and
down and look for any movement where there shouldn't be.
Check the torsion bar mounts. The torsion bars mount to a crossmember.
This crossmember is mounted to the frame via the mounts. These mounts
have both ends connected via a piece of thick rubber. You can push up on
each end of the crossmember (a jack can be used) to see if the
crossmember separates from the frame. If so the mount needs replaced.
To change unbolt the mount,jack up that end of the frame, remove the
mount anrd reinstall the new mount.
I had one bad mount, but changed both so I would not have to do the
other side later.
Forest Hursey wrote:
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.