Hello all, so I’ve been having some troubles with front end noise on my 1991 Toyota Corolla. There is a bad clunk coming from the front left when driving slowly on roads or car parks that have basically any bumps at all. My first thought was suspension but it all checked out fine, next I checked the engine mounts and again are in good shape.
My next thought was the CV joint on the left side, the car makes a clunk when moving off, going through gears and quickly letting off the gas up to about 40mph. There was some vertical play and slight grease leakage from the inner joint so I figured it would be worthwhile to change it. I changed the joint without issue however the problem still remains.
I found the best way to test this is to put the car into 1st gear on flat ground and rock it back and forth, there is noticeable play and off center movement accompanied by the same clunk from the CV joint, so at this point my best guess would be that I have some sort of differential or transmission issue.
Did a video to help show the problem as best I could (its upside down for some reason): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RskxL_pMsCQ
So at this point I’m just concerned I might have a bad differential, but then I could be way off the mark.
Any advice or suggestions would be really appreciated Thanks!
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