Hi, I'm new and this is my first post. I have a 96 Dakota V8 magnum 4X4 and just recently I'm noticing a ticking noise coming from the front part of the truck. It's there at slow speeds then stops when I pick up speed, I'm sure I need to have my U-joints replaced but what else could be causing that ticking noise? I was not in 4 wheel drive when I heard the ticking.
Also, when the streets were icy I used my 4 wheel drive and when I picked up speed on the high way the truck seemed to be reving very high and it didn't seem like it wanted to shift (it's an automatic) and even when I was slowing down to stop it countinued to make a loud reving noise. I took it out of 4 wheel drive and it was fine. I tried both in and out of over drive and had the same high reving. Could it be due to low fluids in my front differential? I have not had it checked yet.
Thanks in advance for any helpful comments.