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Knocking sound, universal joint?
Posted 27 November 2005 - 06:14 PM
I've got this knocking sound coming from the rear. I can only hear it at low speed like 5 mph. Could it be the universal joint? If so where would I find a new one? At an autoparts store like Napa or would I have to go to a dealer?
Posted 27 November 2005 - 06:35 PM
Also, check the axle nuts on each of the rear wheels. They can make nasty knocking noises if they're loose.
Posted 27 November 2005 - 08:17 PM
BTW, where in Utah are you?
Posted 27 November 2005 - 10:14 PM
Posted 27 November 2005 - 10:50 PM
Rockford has a joint for our application, 430-10. I did this on my other RX not long ago and it has been going strong.
Posted 28 November 2005 - 01:21 AM
Subarian, I guess you would call it central Utah. It is about two hours south of Orem. I get to off road in some pretty rough stuff in any direction just minutes from town. Red rock country, but not as close to Moab as I would like. I moved from Provo last spring, I was sick of that place, the traffic, and the stupid drivers. The only thing I like about that area was Van Wangenens pawn shop.
You might have seen my Soob. An 83 red wgn with black Por15 on the rust over rear wheels. I never saw another one like it in Utah county... Or the rest of the state for several years now.
Posted 28 November 2005 - 02:39 AM
... I figure that an old Sub doesn't have enough power to break anything, so I'm just running it until it gets worse. Russell
That's what the prior owner of my wagon thought. The U joint went and busted the rear output shaft housing on the tranny all to hell.
Posted 09 December 2005 - 11:00 PM
I am going to measure the joint tomorrow and order a bigger joint from Rockford if I find they have an application that fits. These joints are not staked in like they are on the smaller u-joints, but they look factory, there does not appear to be any evidence of grinding out older stakes or anything of the sort. The entire yoke assemblies are much heavier built. I will report back with the proper size joint for this "heavy duty" RX shaft when I measure it.
It could also be that a driveline shop built this shaft with new yokes that accepted replaceable joints, but i doubt it since the heavy duty joints that are in there are internally clipped just like the rockford replacements are.
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