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I have a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT with a 4.7. Just recently I started getting a grinding noise that comes and goes. Checked for something lose and couldn't find anything. Also heard a loud clunk while doing around 65 MPH. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Comes and goes in what fashion? Under engine load or coasting? A particular speed or rpm range? One of my first thoughts is a U-joint failing from a lubrication issue.
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Thank you for a response. I can be just driving down any road without a load and the noise will start then go away and may not come back for a little. For example started doing it yesterday and I drove 20 minutes down the road (noise going in and out) to my mechanics shop and we took it for a ride and nothing. U joints on the drive shaft? I grew up in my dad auto shop so basic repairs and services I can do, so any help with this is greatly appreciated.
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Yeah, the drive shaft. I would pull it out and check for roughness or binding in the joint.
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This morning took it for a drive and got about a 1/2 mile down the road and it started doing it again on and off. I wanted to check to see if it was the A/C pulley locking up, turned A/C on and off and it didn't effect it. Have you seen this issue before?

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However if it where the drive shaft and I was driving at 45 and it starting doing it wouldn't it effect the driving. This doesn't seem to do that. Its got me stumped and even stumped a tech at a dodge dealer today.
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Does it sound like it's coming from under the hood?
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