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Hey there, thanks for the question.
Is your MKZ front wheel drive or all wheel drive model?
does the clunking speed increase with vehicle speed? or is it more random?
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You accelerate and it clunks? one cluknk or multiple clunks?
The clunk or clunks STOPS at what speed?
Thank you, ***** ***** quite a few possibilities to be honest.
The more random the clunking is the more likely its going to be suspension related. something like a loose or worn strut mount would cause an occasional clunk on one of the corners.
If the clunking was less random and seemed more rythmic then it's likely related to the drive shaft or carrier bearing. This could easily be ruled out by temporarily removing the drive shaft and letting it run on a lift and see if it dissapears.
lastly if it clunks more ONLY in turns and incorporates a vibration it could be related to the rear diff.
anyone of these issues could see to resolve at speed, since you at final drive and the shaft is spinning and a very high rate of speed. it woul dbe most noticeable on acceleration UNLESS it was suspension related.
thats LESS likely a suspension issue.
Your looking more likely to have a carrier bearing or rear diff issue.
The car will need to be put on a lift and it identified. They can then remove the shaft and verify if that's it.
Yes, absolutely but don't throw parts at it just yet.
have it confirmed.
Your welcome, which diagram are you looking for?
i cannot pull the diagrams for this i tried and the dealer parts system shows the driveshaft assembly with the carrier as a unit, only the clutch diff seperately.
You can get it aftermarket seperate from the shaft though, to remove it you simply remove the driveshaft and joint, pull the carrier off and use a jaw puller to seperate the original bearing form the shaft, clean it up real good, grease it, then install teh new one and torque it down.
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