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suzuki sidekick jlx sport 4dr 4x4 manual trans: Suzuki Sidekick

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Suzuki Sidekick JLX Sport manual 4x4 2wd a thump when changing gears , or starting in 1st...was told a rear differential mount? may have broken, needs weld/repair or replace...
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 3 years ago.

It could be a mount but more likely a u-joint making the thumping sound. Either way it will need to be raised in the air so the tires are off the ground then power brake it and watch the drive line for movement. If its a bad mount you will be able to see it jump.
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 3 years ago.
Hello Henry.

Did i miss something or do you have something to add?