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post #1 of 8 Old 04-03-2012, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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ok so i have this weird clanging sound under my 2002 s10 and from what i found is this collar looking thing like in this pic came off and is making all noise. what the heck is it for?
can i just pull the drive shaft off and remove that thing and keep driving?


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LOL do you have four wheel drive? Your truck shouldn't be moving if that came off because that's what transmits power to your rear wheels/ axle, it's called a U joint

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nope 2wd thats not my part its a pic i found to show what my problem is. my drive shaft is fine had u joints done 6 months ago. its the weirdest thing. its the collar part in the pic.
im still driving my truck the only thing was that collar thing was slappin around, couldnt see any place it come off of didnt know if it was part of the tail end of the transmission or not,

i was able to slide it up on the tail end of the transmission out of the way of the drive shaft and no more noise.

im guessing its not vital ive been hearing the noise for a week and have drove it that way till i got a day off to look at it. it drives fine now no noise was just wondering what it was for and if i needed it lol.

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That's just to keep crap out of the seal, many trucks don't even have one.

It won't really hurt to get rid of it.
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thnks was hoping it wasnt needed.

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It's a vibration damper and as far as I know only the 5 speed trucks got them. I've never had one fall apart on me so I don't know what it could effect in the long run. I'm sure GM had a reason for putting it there though otherwise they wouldn't have put money into the part.

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yea thats what i found out its a vibration damper its runs fine no vibration at all even at 100 mph so for now i'll just zip tie it out of the way till i can get the $$ to get it replaced. odd it just started doing it out of the blue, i just did front wheel bearings,brakes,calipers and replaced the shocks all the way around in the last 2 weeks. well on to my next project replacing my power steering hose, return line leaks, then on to new speakers and stereo.

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At least drop the driveshaft and remove the broken piece rather than ziptying to something.

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