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    Hey everybody lookin for some advice. When I am coasting down the road and re apply pressure to the accelerator I Hear a clunk, almost as if there is play some where. I was thinking this may be my U joints but im not sure. Any ideas?


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    Easy way to tell if it's your U joints, go under your truck, grab your drive shaft and go to town, if there is any give. replace them. If no give, take a big screw driver and wedge it in there and see if there is any give, front and rear U-joints. They're only $20, better be safe then sorry, its worth the $80, instead of the $200 tow to the shop because you bust a U-joint in the middle of the street.
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    Ditto to what Ippielb said, & while you're under there be sure and check the rear trans mount. They are known for coming loose and clunking every time you get on, or off the gas.
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    I did check for with just my hands and there was no give , but I will try with the scewdriver. Will also check the trans mount. Thanks for the help

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    Year make, and model will help a bit as well since some years the backlash on the rear differential gears was higher than others so it would allow for a clunk like you are describing.


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    Its a 2004 Z71 Chevy Silverado 72,000 miles 5.3

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