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Old 04-29-2019, 10:04 PM   #1
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Right rear axle area clank when accel/decel

This issue happens only when in first or second gear, a little "clank" sound like someone tapping the diff/axle area with a small hammer upon initial accel or decel.

I had the wheels off doing the brakes recently and turned the rear hubs by hand...the right-rear would do this clank each time I switched direction but the left was fine.

Is this 100% an axle issue? Or could it be something in the differential? It sounded like it was coming from the CV joint area of the RR axle but I am unsure if this could be something to do with the differential itself or if I am safe to assume axle issue and just replace the thing.

Thanks for the help.
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