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    Hey everyone,

    My ae86 has this annoying loose/slack somewhere in the drivetrain e.g when driving along at more than 3000 rpm and suddenly lift off the power I get this clunk like there is a slack/play somewhere in the drivetrain I can feel the slack more in 1-3rd gear less in 4-5th. It only happens on deceleration not acceleration. At first I thought it was the pinion backlash or worn uni joint in the tailshalf they all checked out fine there is not much play in any of them. The bushes in the rear upper and lower arms is also ok. Don't know where to go from here could it be the gearbox? can gearbox have backlash issues?

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    Gearbox?

    Also I have a TRD 2way LSD which is clunkish and chatters if you blip the throttle but apparently 2ways are just noisy.
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    box mount? first thought was diff but that's been checked. I wouldn't think gearboxes would have backlash issues like this, though i could be wrong.

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    Gears can wear over time, if the diff has all been checked I don't see what else it could be. How many km's are on the box?

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    tps, my car does a similar thing

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    mine happens from the 2way lsd sometimes, normal i guess.. also happened on an open S diff when i drove it way to hard it use to clunk the one wheel rofl..
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    Gearbox is in good condition but don't know how many kms it has done but no problem shifting and feels tight etc. but it has been opened at some point by previous owner as it have a TRD close ratio gearset in it. As for LSD I do have a TRD 2way in it maybe that is the cause does 2 way LSD normally behave this way? seems to only happen when I stab the throttle and let go but feels fine accelerating and upshift.

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    Yeah, if you slap it/blip it or whatever, a quick tap on the throttle will do this as it locks up the diff. It locks under acceleration and braking.

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    My suggestion is maybe universal joints on ur tailshaft.

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    Check your engine mounts, are they munted?

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