I have a 1999 1/2 ton Silverado with 241,000 miles, whenever I have to stop real fast and hold the brake then release it to go I hear a loud clanking noise from the rear. I'm think it is the springs and bushings. The drive shaft seems to be ok. Could the bushings be worn out or is it in the rear end. I also had this same noise in a 1978 and 1991 Ford F100. Thanks. Pyper
Getting the truck up in the air to inspect the rear spring shackles and bushings, control arm bushings and universal joints will help you diagnosis the problem easier.
I would suspect the rear end if you got the clanking noise when you get on and off the gas.
With 241,000 miles on the truck I would think something in the rear suspension would be worn out.
Let us know how you make out with your diagnosis.
There is no noise when I give it gas or let off only when I make a fast stop and hold the brake then let off the brake is when I here this noise. I thinking the rear end housing and springs are still in the forward motion. While holing the brake pedal I'll have to check the play in the spring bushings Thanks. Pyper