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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2002, 10:43 AM
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Weird drivetrain noise DISCOVERED

Some folk might recall I was afflicted with a weird noise in mu truck a while back. I thought it was tranny or transfer case or rear but could nt find it.. sounded like a whirling noise and sometime a metallic clink la click sound...

Repair shop said they would fix it for $50. Guess what it was

It was the stupid little metal flangy thingy that is on the front of the rear end behind the yoke bolted to the ppinion. Its like a heat protector or a seal shield. It is press fitted onto the yoke and apparently it had been pushed back and off the mounting place so it was just free wheeling every now and then. I feel like an idiot that I didnt see it earlier. I glad I didnt pay $50 to have it fixed as well. I just tapped it back into place with a hammer and drift.

I could find the noise in my driveway until I jacked the truck up, removed the wheels and let it run at 250 rpm. once it started it was easy to find and easier to fix.

I'm surprised no one else has had that happen before. the flange seems like it would come off easy going thru some brush or when nearly high centering.
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Re: Weird drivetrain noise DISCOVERED

I wish mine had the shields so maybe possibly the seals would last longer and the yoke wouldn't wear a groove into it causing a fluid leak...
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