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    Question Gmc sonoma 1998 rear axle problem

    Hi,
    first sorry for my english, I'm from quebec in canada, so i'm french.


    I have a 1998 gmc sonoma sls 4 cyl automatic 2x4. The rear left wheel seems to have a little slack on it, when I move it horizontaly like this <- ->


    And when I begin to go foward, I think something shake at the rear

    what can be the problem?

    Thank you

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    Re: Gmc sonoma 1998 rear axle problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Danmp View Post
    Hi,
    first sorry for my english, I'm from quebec in canada, so i'm french.


    I have a 1998 gmc sonoma sls 4 cyl automatic 2x4. The rear left wheel seems to have a little slack on it, when I move it horizontaly like this <- ->


    And when I begin to go foward, I think something shake at the rear

    what can be the problem?

    Thank you
    Ah, great to see our neighbors up north. I own a '98 Sonoma SLS myself.
    Is everything aligned properly?
    Is the tire itself secure?

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    Re: Gmc sonoma 1998 rear axle problem

    Yes the tire is ok, I disassemble the wheel today to check f the brake was OK, and I saw the wheel had a loose , only if i push or pull the wheel.

    That's very strange

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    Re: Gmc sonoma 1998 rear axle problem

    Hmm...perhaps one of our technicians here can give you a little more insight...Shadams or GMCSonoma should know what's up.
    That's strange though. Have you taken it to the dealer to have them check it out?
    Sorry I can't help much, the only real problem I've had with my Sonoma was an alignment thing, and my dad was able to straighten that out easily.

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    Re: Gmc sonoma 1998 rear axle problem

    It's most likely normal. It's just the axle moving in and out of the diff as the c-clip allows. It's hitting against the spider gear and pinion shaft and there is a bit of movement allowed between them.
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    Re: Gmc sonoma 1998 rear axle problem

    ok thank you !

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    Re: Gmc sonoma 1998 rear axle problem

    finally i'm very not sure that what i ear is normal, first the noise come only from the left wheel, and if i jump on the bed on the left side I can ear the noise but nothing when I jump on the ride side of the bed



    thank you

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    Re: Gmc sonoma 1998 rear axle problem

    What kind of noise?

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    Re: Gmc sonoma 1998 rear axle problem

    The noise is not really loud inside the cab, it's more a feeling , When I'm almost stopped or when I begin to start , it's like the rear wheel move foward or backward.

    Could it be the bushing of the shock blade?

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