Rear drive shaft "sticking"
First post to the forum. But I've been watching from bleachers for a few months now. Lots of great information on here. And even more friendly neighbors and friends. Hopefully someone can add some rhyme or reason to my current annoyance.
Picked up an 09 Commander Limited, 170,000 ish miles, 4.7L for $3900 this spring. I've done about all of the "basic" maintenance up to this point. Plan replacing front struts and rear shock in the next few weeks. I have a haunting "clunk" in coming from the rear underside of the truck. It happens only when I have approached a stop, as soon as the brakes are released. Just a one time clunk. No vibrations, u-joints look good, bushings rear suspension appear to be good. No noise when shifting from R to D, or "rolling" jeep back and forth by hand. I've set the e-brake and placed the truck in N to check the u-joints. Best thing I guess is the "slip" in the drive shaft is binding up. And releasing pressure when the brake are released. I am interested to hear thoughts and opinions of the group. Collective thinking is the best solutions to the biggest problems.