thump sound drive shaft

35

Asked by Dec 09, 2006 at 01:57 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

standing still at idle, when acceletaiong there is a "thump sound",(driver's side, maybe under rear passengers's seat.) one explantion has been a sliding shaft in the front drive components. (Vehicle is 4 wheel drive.)

5 Answers

32,385

It could be either the transfer case, transmission, or a crank problem. Any failures with any of those systems could result in a banging or thumping system. There is also the possibility it could be the rear struts but that would be more of a banging when you go over bumps.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

I have had the problem 3 times and fixed it 3 times over a 130,000 mile period. Cost to fix- Almost nothing. The front end of the driveshaft has a sliding spline into the transmission. This spline goes dry and needs to be greased manually. Raise the rear end and make enough room to get under the car. Using a 12mm open end wrench, remove the bolts in the rear universal joint(keeping track of where they go back in, using chalk) and remove the driveshaft. On the front end of the shaft, clean the hollow end of the spline, and put several fingers-full of grease down in it, and make sure it is good and greasy. Reassemble the shaft into the transmission and reconnect the rear u-joint and the job is done. Mine reoccurred in 25,000 miles, so I greased it again. Permanent fix is to spend a couple hundred on a nickel plated yoke for the front end of the shaft. I prefer greasing the original one.

9 of 9 people found this helpful.
20

Chevrolet/GMC trucks/tahoes have had a problem since early 90s with trans. yolks sliding. Only fix is to pack with grease. I have 08 silverado. after braking feels like a bump from rear. The yolk slides out during braking. When brake is released the yolk slides or jumps back causing bump or slack.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
20

It,s a drive noise sounds almost like it going in out of four wheel drive.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

I got to put on the scanner. I think it,s got a bad speed sensor tell the processor that it wheel spinning

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Tahoe

Looking for a Used Tahoe in your area?

CarGurus has 36,708 nationwide Tahoe listings starting at $1,800.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Tahoe Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    840
  • #2
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    830
  • #3
    Lucia Taylor
    Reputation
    550
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Yukon
429 Great Deals out of 20,960 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Suburban
289 Great Deals out of 20,436 listings starting at $1,000
Used Cadillac Escalade
214 Great Deals out of 11,092 listings starting at $2,888
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,146 Great Deals out of 183,564 listings starting at $1,898
Used Ford Expedition
401 Great Deals out of 21,918 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
813 Great Deals out of 63,292 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford F-150
2,228 Great Deals out of 182,698 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
239 Great Deals out of 21,558 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
937 Great Deals out of 71,552 listings starting at $995
Used Dodge Durango
298 Great Deals out of 20,449 listings starting at $999
Used GMC Sierra 1500
792 Great Deals out of 68,347 listings starting at $1,699

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe For Sale
97 Great Deals out of 19,936 listings starting at $37,445
2016 Chevrolet Tahoe For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 1,866 listings starting at $31,643
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe For Sale
62 Great Deals out of 2,937 listings starting at $24,995
2014 Chevrolet Tahoe For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 636 listings starting at $11,995
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 1,365 listings starting at $9,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.