Caravan Towing

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 07:56
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Have just completed a 20,000klm round trip towing a 3 tonne caravan. I have noticed that now, as I disengage the clutch and reversing (no van hitched) there is a heavy "clunking" sound coming from the rear end of the towing vehicle (Landcruiser).
Any thoughts please as to the "clunk"?
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Reply By: dindy - Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 08:04

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 08:04
Hi this sounds like a common issue with landcruisers, the driveline clunk can be a number of things the most simple is that the slip joints in your drive shafts need greasing. It may also be that you have a worn universal joint again a simple fix. the best way to find out is to go to your mechanic and get the vehicle up on a hoist and get him to check for any excess movement in in both your drive shafts and their components. Go to the lcool site join its free there is a load of info and discussion of this very subject.
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Reply By: michael t5 - Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 15:16

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 15:16
Thanks dindy. The response that I was expecting.
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Reply By: GT Campers - Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 at 10:15

Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 at 10:15
You will always get some sort of noise when placing a vehicle in reverse - it's the clearances in diff/driveline closing up
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Follow Up By: michael t5 - Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 15:47

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 15:47
Thanks GT - say this forum thing is fun
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