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Old 07-29-2003, 09:39 PM
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1985 300td rear end noise

This vehicle is in excellent shape with new tires, brakes, and such. Haven't had a bit of problem until doing 75mph on the interstate for about 75-100 miles, then a roar starts to eminate from the rear. Once you pull off the road and slow down you hear a clank, clank, clank, as the wheel rotation slows so does the clanking.
After a short stop and start (say at a stop sign) the sound goes away for another 75 miles or so. I never hear a noise around town, only after a high speed run of an hour or so.

Any ideas?
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Old 07-30-2003, 08:09 AM
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1st think 1/2 shaft or shafts going.
try a search on the diesel forum - much info there about your symptoms.
oh, and herzig wilkommen oldbrown!
1984 300D Turbo - 231k....totalled 11/30/07 RIP
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