View Full Version : Universal joint problem??

Nick Nichols
09-01-2005, 04:29 PM
On my '53 Commaner hardtop I am getting a clanking sound when I slow up and come to a stop. It has an Automatic Drive. Everything is bone stock on the car. When I accelerate, no sound, only on decceleration. If I coast to a stop in neutral, again no sound. The u-joints don't seem loose or anything from front to back. When I jack up the car and put it in Drive I can hear the sound coming from the front U-joint but everything looks tight in there. Anyone with any thoughts? thanks Nick.

09-01-2005, 06:53 PM
Change the u-joints they are only $9.00 apiece also check out the center trunnion it dosn't get much respect or attention. For u-joints use Spicer 5-153X.

Chris Pile
09-02-2005, 12:14 AM
What Alan said.

09-04-2005, 10:32 PM
i had the exact same problem a while back and it only got a lot worse real fast, to where it was embarassing to drive it. be careful not to knock around one of the bearing when putting them in, it makes a mess of those new u-joints.

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