i could see a dry ball joint or other component squeakingm but not
really clunking. -Pete
Re: Clunking from under body
Group: alt.autos.4x4.chevy-trucks Date: Sun, Apr 4, 2004, 1:20pm (EDT-3)
From: email@example.com (Elliott)
I don't think you're just greasing them and sending them on their way
- if it's that dry I'd bet you look it over pretty good (even the
Jiffy-lube guys do that much). The older stuff I've seen w/ dry clunkin
ball-joints weren't safe. Some were dry because the boot was broke and
others from pure neglect - either case they were untrustworthy (and
moved too much when pried on). I wouldn't recommend he just grease it
w/o checking it too. Maybe you can provide a better check-out procedure
than I can - and that would be better for him than some sport of finding
fault in me. Elliott
I have a clunking from under the body. it occurs when hitting small
things, like tar strips, with the front wheels. I don't hear it with big
whoop-dee-doos. Hows that for a technical term? It's a 94 T15 Jimmy.
How does one tell if the tortion bar mounts are broken? Dan
Colorado Springs, CO
My advice may be worth what you paid for it.
Hit all the grease zerks with some grease first (lube the front-end) and
then see if you still have a problem. I've seen more "clunks" and "pops"
from dry front-end components.