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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2021 06:51 am
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So this is an intermittent noise, which makes it so much more fun. 

1998 B4000 4x4 with 107k miles. 

It happens usually if I am driving one direction then go the other, or if I am parked on a hill, but only like 10% of the time.

I am leaning towards u-joints, but wasn’t sure if somebody had a different recommendation to check before I crawl under the truck.



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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2021 11:04 am
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You nailed it. You have to crawl under your truck. Could be one of a gazillion things, if you don't see anything right away don't discount frozen calipers or possibly the transfer case.

So let us know what you find!



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Noise described sounds exactly like what I was hearing. It was the rear u joint.



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Ordered some spicer u-joints for the rear axle. I'll replace those just because, and check everything else while under there.



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Surely as you remove stuff you will find what is wrong. I have seen u joints that didn't shake by hand but when removed they were full of rust and barely moved. Let us know what you discover please!



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JAMMAN wrote:
Surely as you remove stuff you will find what is wrong. I have seen u joints that didn't shake by hand but when removed they were full of rust and barely moved. Let us know what you discover please!
Will do, I tried checking by hand a few weeks ago, but couldn't find any play anywhere. I hardly ever drive anymore, so it's hard to get the energy to work on it, especially when my jeep is torn into pieces. but I would rather not have my driveshaft fall off my truck. I've seen the damage that does.



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