View Full Version : 1966 cadillac deville (clicking noise rear end)

07-02-11, 01:34 PM
guys wondering if you can help me, theres a clicking noise coming from rear end and i already changed brake shoes and rear axle bearings, now im think drive shaft is the problem. the noise has gone down alot since i replaced parts but its still there, can anyone help?

07-02-11, 01:37 PM
Wrong Forum - this is all FWD.

07-02-11, 03:44 PM
The 1966 has a constant speed front universal joint. If the centre ball gets worn, They can cause a clicking sound. There is usually a vibration associated with this kind of wear but not always. If i remember correctly the constant velocity joint on the 66 is not rebuild able with respect to the centre ball. You can however substitute a 67 or 68 (do not remember which) drive shaft and this is rebuild able. Take along a tape measure if you go to the salvage yard looking for a replacement. I found this out the hard way when the joint let go while travelling. I had to rebuild it on the road and had to use the newer shaft to get the job done. Good luck.

07-02-11, 03:48 PM