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2013 bt50 twin cab 3.2 diesel makes clunk noise and shudders

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2013 bt50 twin cab 3.2 diesel makes clunk noise and shudders occasionally on change down ....
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Scott replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
Assuming the ute hasn't been raised (that can cause issues in its own right)check the driveshaft all over, especially the centre bearing, which could be ready to fail completely. There should be no axial slop (grab front & rear sections & try to twist them in opposing directions, with the gearbox in neutral - there should be no play)& minimum 'sideways' movement.
Also check front & rear uni joints, & possibly rear axle, in that order..
Let me know how you go or if you need more info..