The "clunk" you would hear...is that when you would depress the clutch, when you are in say 1st gear and just taking off?Funny, I just had my guibo and all the diff mounts replaced in the last week for the same reason (driveline clunk...). It was ~$1600. But it definitely fixed the problem. I imagine it was the diff mounts more than the guibo that was the real source of the clunking.
I also had the transmission mounts replaced, upgraded to Rogue. Much better than OEM, well worth the $45.
Then what I must have. I recently starting hearing, like a clanking noise by the drive shaft. How did you know the diff mounts were bad?Shifting gears, generally 1st and 2nd, or any hard shifts (6th --> 4th, etc.) I also had pretty bad wheel hop if took off really fast, and that's gone now as well.
Those are diff mounts right ?I didn't, but I could tell something wasn't right. I had to take it in for an oil change anyway, so I asked the techs to look over the rear end based on how it felt. As it turns out, two of the three were completely cracked through, the third was about half way gone. Very happy I caught it when I did...
I just recently replaced all three differential bushings on the M5 I purchased. I did this while I had everything out for a clutch and flywheel replacement, but I would say that the hardest part of the job will be removing the exhuast just because of its size and weight. Once that is out of the way, disconnect the driveshaft from the differential as well as the axles, remove three bolts and-with a bit of wiggling to get the drive axle flanges to clear-the differential is out of the car. It weighs 80lbs., so have a floor jack supporting it and carefully lower it with the jack.
To change the differential bushings, you absolutely MUST have the special tool. You might could change the two rear bushings without the tool, but the front one requires the tool. I purchased the required tool for $491 shipped from technictool.com and it made the bushing replacement process very easy.
If you want to tackle this job yourself, I have the bushing tool availble for rent or for outright sale. Look at this post of mine in the FS forum for more details, or PM me if you have any questions.
I took my car to a different mechanic and he found what is causing the noise i am hearing. The exhaust mount bushings. They crushed and the exhaust pipes are resting on the metal late that is near the carrier bearing. I am having that change out today. I will let you guys know if that fixes my problems.Those are diff mounts right ?
Shifting gears, generally 1st and 2nd, or any hard shifts (6th --> 4th, etc.) I also had pretty bad wheel hop if I took off really fast, and that's gone now as well.