2003 CHEVY MALIBU CLICKING OR CLUNKING

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  • chevyguy6
  • 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

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2003 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 75000 miles

the clink starts after you get to 30mph if you let your foot off the gass and you hear a quick clunk like a shot drive axel but going strait. This clunk only goes away: A) when the engine has some strain.
B) when the brakes have some strain

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 AT 9:19 AM

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  • merlin2021
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Check the inner cv joint, if worn it will cuase these symtoms.

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 AT 9:36 AM
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I just replaced both axels 3 days before this started could it be somthing withe the breaks

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 AT 9:57 AM
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It was a snapped break pad

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Monday, February 25th, 2008 AT 10:07 AM
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  • merlin2021
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Could be one of the replacement axles is no good, the clunk is due to slack in a plunger joint, that's the inner joint!

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Monday, February 25th, 2008 AT 11:10 AM

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