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12-09-2012, 01:12 PM #1
Anyone have this noise
When I take off in my 2011 Silverado, I hear a clunk in the front. It will make the noise only once and only when it sits for a while and only going forward. Example, I back out to the road, go forward and there is the noise. I will go to the store, come out, start up and leave. It will make the noise when I take off. I don't think it is in the steering. It is not a metallic hit, more like a dull clunk. Any ideas?
12-09-2012, 01:59 PM #2
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That sounds like a universal joint to me... Only really way to find it is to get it on a lift so you can find the source. I'm sure others will chime in.2009 Chevy Silverado 2500HDLT 6.0L w/ Towing Package, Dick Cepek GM8 Rims, Dick Cepek FC II 33X11.50R17,RKSport Ram-Air Hood(Functional), Lazer Lite Aluminum Tonneau Cover, Road Armor Stealth Bumper, PIAA Lighting, Diablo Trinity Tuner, Diablew Custom Tune, BullyDog Cold Air Intake, American Racing Headers w/highflow cats, Corsa Performance Sport Exhaust, Custom Striping, Black Bowties front and rear, Fuel Grille Inserts, Recon Headlights, Readylift Shocks, Readylift Upper Contol Arms, 2" Blocks in the Rear..
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12-09-2012, 02:01 PM #3
2 wheel drive, or 4 wheel drive; and, is it in 2 wd?Ray
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12-09-2012, 03:17 PM #4
Sorry, I forgot to say. It is a 2 wheel drive.
12-09-2012, 04:27 PM #5
block the front wheels lift rear wheel off the ground and rotate the drive shaft in neutral check for any lateral movement and als the U joints for damage. could be the tranny or rear diff bushing.
surprised a vehicle this new with this .
12-10-2012, 12:30 AM #6
I wonder if it is your a/c compressor cycling on or off. My does it occasionally for no specific reason. It is usually right after I start it and then take off. It does it one time and then not again until i shut the truck off.
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12-10-2012, 06:04 AM #7
That is a thought, however, it does it when the A/C is not on also. I am stumped. Sometimes it seems it is a bump on the lower firewall and sometimes it sounds way up front
12-10-2012, 07:16 AM #8
When I have a problem like that (where I can't localize the sound), I will stand near the (in your case) front and have someone else start and move the vehicle. From outside, you can usually get a better idea of the location.
12-10-2012, 09:19 AM #9
if this is the 1500 strut suspenion this could be those struts. look for these issues with on line searching.
12-10-2012, 03:04 PM #10
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