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Old 08-28-2011, 02:28 AM
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There's something here I ain't getting... You think it may be a CV joint?? Is this noise coming seemingly from the inside or outside?? My confusion comes in that there aren't any CV joints on my pickups, theres a joint on the front driveshaft somewhat similar to a CV joint, but thats not what it's called, and it would not make noise if the vehicle were not in motion. I think you mentioned in another post that you needed to look at your axle joints. these are located kind of between your brake rotor and the main axle housing, where the wheels pivot off the main housing. you stick a screwdriver in there amongst the bearing and cross assy and see if you can generate any slop in the axle shaft vs axle drive stub. I believe from your previous post about clicking, that you need axle joints. But they would squeak only while vehicle was in motion... (at least I think it was your post, perhaps I'm wrong...) Not an at home job to replace, if you don't have oxy/acytl torch. That double jointed thing I mentioned earlier on the front drive shaft (the name of it escapes me right now) pretty much went out on me at the same time as the left axle joint on both of my Gen 2 Rams. Another part that needs heat to replace. Mine shook like crazy with 4 wd selected (the driveshaft joint) a dead giveaway... It squeaked when it went bad on my old f-250, years ago, and shook like crazywith the hubs locked, OR the range selector in a 4wd position.
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