Found the "clunk" finally
Group: alt.autos.4x4.chevy-trucks Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2003, 7:42am
(CDT+1) From: somethingorotherdotcom (Snowman)
Well, after driving nearly 7,000 miles like this, it finally got to
where I was relatively determined last night to find the problem. I put
it in gear, jumped out and walked beside my truck as it drove itself (I
don't recommend anyone trying this at home because a +7,000 lb. truck in
gear with no one at the wheel isn't the best of combinations. However,
my "test site" was a 165 acre bean field, so I had some room to work.) I
isolated to to which wheel the vibration was coming from, as I could
always hear a shaking of some sort when I hit ANY kind of bump,
including driving over walnuts in my driveway. It was from the passenger
I took it back up to the house and put on my spare to see if the sound
was from my center cap. It wasn't because I got the same noise with the
spare. I had always been concerned about my remanned caliper I put on
when I first got this truck because it moved more than I though it
It turns out that I neglected to put the rubber o-rings in the grooves
inside the casting where the steel sleeve goes. I had them sitting on
the workbench the whole time, though and just kept walking past them. I
fished them down into their respective grooves and BINGO - no more
rattle and no more clunk. Wish I would have thunk this up a few miles
Thanks to all that offered advise on this, but I didn't mention that I
had replaced the caliper because I had forgotten. My mistake.
good deal Snow.
when's dear season start there?
~hears Marsh running across the lawn....
screaming something bout a bean field~