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#1 (permalink) Old 10-25-2004, 05:06 PM
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I Have this clanging noise every I drive forward in tune with the wheel rotation, It come on and off again until when i raeh a constant speed it becomes a low clang barely able to hear it sometimes. I have shifted to nuetral while it still moving thinking it is the tranmission but that noise is still there. Can it be the drive shaft??
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It probably isn't the drive shaft. I would look first at the brake rotor. See if it is in any way bent. If it is bent, the rotor can scrape against the brake pad making a clanging noise. To test, run water into the wheels, allow to set for about an hour or so (for a little rust to develop). Drive it and see if it sounds like a higher pitch.
Good Luck. If not, then I'm not sure.
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