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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-15-2014, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Lately I've noticed a clicking noise coming from the rear of my 07 SE 2WD when I first hit the accelerator, both in D and R. I haven't crawled underneath to investigate yet but based on quite a bit of online research, I believe it is most likely the drive shafts rear U joint.

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I requested an online quote from my local mechanic (just to get an idea of replacement cost) and they responsed with the question of whether it has steel or aluminum yokes. If someone has the answer to this or any additional tips as to what may be causing this noise it would be greatly appreciated.


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go underneath and put a magnet against the yoke......if it don't stick = aluminum.
if it sticks = steel !
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The metal that the yoke is made of directs whether the universals come with an antiseize coating on them. To be safe, just get the u joints with the coating. Otherwise, apply antiseize to your u joint before install. Steel vs aluminum causes electrolisis corrosion. So use antiseize in any case.
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