86 s10 truck acts like all 4 wheel's brakes are on Won't "go" like usual..Engine shimmys

Asked by Jan 05, 2015 at 11:14 PM about the 1986 Chevrolet S-10 STD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ujoints were popping last month then went quiet again.  all of sudden started clanging like a bell.. cant determine from where???!!! cast iron something.  Rear end spins freely as does all four wheels (No stuck pads or shoes)  2.8 litre standard automatic truck.  Any ideas anybody????

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I'm guessing this truck is 4 wheel drive.....If you raise truck up and all four wheels spin freely its farther upstream in the driveline. One thing to try would be to raise rear wheels off of the ground with jack stands make sure your in two wheel drive. Then start the vehicle and put it in gear while being ready with your foot on the brake in case you fall off of jack stands. This will eliminate the transmission and rear end. Try this to narrow it down.

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