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Old 09-03-2010, 10:21 PM
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I have a 2003 4x4 5.7 ram, in the past year i have had to have the hub and wheel bearings replaced2 times in the past year on both sides, has only 86000 miles on it i purchased the truck used 2 years ago, it is making a grinding/growling sound again but sounds like it may becoming from front drive shaft, anybody else ever had this problem?
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U-joints, transfer case, front differential.

Has the transfer case and differential oil been replaced? How are the levels? Any leaks?

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Thats unusual to hear of wheel bearing failure like that . They should last well over 100,00 miles . When the wheel bearings were replaced , was the axle nut torqued to spec or hammered tight with a air gun ?
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so i pulled the front drive shaft and the noise is gone. put back on and have the noise again. checked the fluid level in the transfer case and front diff both full so what is my next choose???
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take the drive shaft off again and turn the caps on the u-joints by hand. if they are hard to turn or feel like they are grinding, that's your problem. replace the whole join, don't try to save a penny or two by just getting new bearings and caps.
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