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Universal joint problem??

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  • Universal joint problem??

    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.

  • #2
    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.


    • #3
      What Alan said.
      The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers


      • #4
        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.

        1964 lark daytona