Rear driveshaft uncertainty

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3 days 8 hours ago - 3 days 8 hours ago #202911 by Theswedking
Rear driveshaft uncertainty was created by Theswedking
I have a 2007 Nissan Murano AWD with 3.5. I had been chasing a vibration and thud/clunk when you take off. I had replaced the following both lower control arms with ball joints, driver side CV axel, 4 tires with the usual balance and alignment, front brake pads and rotors.

It is a vibration at highway speeds 55+ but will happen at lower speed alao. The clunk/thus happens when you first take off and it doesn't always happen.

I believe I have a bad U joint on my rear driveshaft as the vibration is felt in the steering wheel and between the driver and passenger seat. There is also a rhythmic noise that I can't put my finger on.

I posted a video of me trying to move the rear driveshaft while it was in park. You can hear a clunking noise. I am pretty sure that is the culprit of my problems. Unfortunately that means replacing the whole axel.

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3 days 5 hours ago - 3 days 5 hours ago #202913 by nightflyr
Replied by nightflyr on topic Rear driveshaft uncertainty
If that is the U joint at the rear differential ...
I have good news and bad news ...
Good news :
Your U joint is fine.
Bad news :
You appear to have excessive back lash play between your ring and pinion gear .
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3 days 4 hours ago - 3 days 3 hours ago #202914 by Theswedking
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Well that wasn't at my rear differential so that is good and bad. Which means the front transfer going.
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