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Happy Easter everyone. I've been noticing an occasional clunk when I'm turning the wheel while in reverse. I did some looking online - some people have asked about similar issues in the past, but no-one seemed to get an answer. There was one reply that suggested the brake drums clunking - is this something I should be concerned with? The truck has ~15,000 km on it. Thanks in advance.
 

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So no clunk when you back up straight without the wheel turned?

If that's the case I doubt it's a brake shoe issue. More like an issue in the diff at the point where one tire starts to spin faster than the other.
 

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Yeah I don't recall it ever happening when backing straight up... that's a bummer, don't like the sound of a problem with the differential. Oh well, it's well within the powertrain warranty anyway.
 

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It could honestly be anything. Hard to diagnose a problem with just a simple description and not hearing/feeling it mysefl.

Just ruling out the obvious.
 

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It could honestly be anything. Hard to diagnose a problem with just a simple description and not hearing/feeling it mysefl.

Just ruling out the obvious.
Fair enough man. The fact that it doesn't happen every time makes it tricky to describe fully too. Oh well, just have to drive it until the problem rears itself more often, then see what I can do to get it fixed. It's an awesome truck though, I really love driving it - other people like it too... makes it even nicer to drive.
 

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Because you know if you bring it to the dealer it WON'T make the sound :D
 

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My brakes clunk/clack everytime I hit em, probably tellin me that its about time to change them since they be worn. Not saying this is your issue though.

The easiest help self diagnosing your troubles is to go around to your wheels and shake them, then go on to any moving piece you can see under your truck and give it a good shake. It something makes a loud enough noise to notice it, you should be able to find it.
 

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bigmoose I had this prob with a clunking sound backing out of my driveway with the wheels turned. When I hit the gutter where the street meets the drive with the wheels turned is when I heard the noise. Come to find out when the steering rack was turned all the way and hit uneven pavement at the same time the steering would hit the posi stops on my spindle. That is what the noise was for me. I just put some grease on the stops and it seemed to help. Prob a temp fix but the dealer said there was nothing to worry about. I hope this helps.
 
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