: front end clunk!

12-08-08, 05:33 PM
When my EXT downshifts to first gear on an approach or slowdown (not a downshift on acceleration), I hear and feel a decent clunk coming from the front end. It also happens when I shift into and out of reverse to and from D. Is it a U joint or something thats going out? My EXT is a 2003 with 6.0 awd.

12-08-08, 07:00 PM
'03 ESV with the same problem. I asked about this recently too. Someone said it was an easy fix. There's a TSB regarding this issue and a software update. I haven't gotten mine fixed yet but I will...someday.

Here's a link to my old post: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-escalade-ext-esv-forum-1999/150254-2003-esv-downshift-issue-minor-major.html

12-09-08, 10:38 AM
mine does the same thing..... also when i'm driving and let go of the gas and then tap it again i feel the same thing.... i think it might have to do something with the AWD..... mine is also an 03 EXT

12-09-08, 10:39 AM
my friend told me its completly normal