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k9sar

unusual 'tapping'

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so I was hearing a strange noise coming from my pathy as I drove. It was definitely something related to movement and not engine speed.  I put the entire truck up on stands, put it in gear and listened.... nothing.  Anyway, finally got annoyed and did a little more troubleshooting.  The noise, for the most part, goes away if I put the truck into 4Hi and comes back when in 2wd.  I had my wife roll slowly in the street while I walked around the truck and listened... the noise is not more predominant on one side or another.  I also made note that there was a 7 to 1 ration of 'clicks' to wheel rotation which tells me it's more on the tranny side (driveshaft etc) than the wheel side (cv joint, axel).

Anyone know enough about how the tranny works on these models that can give me an idea of what is making the noise and how big of a pain in the ass it will be to fix?

 

 

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Hmm. Hard for me to picture these clicks. I imagine your fluids are still good and topped off. What's the mileage? Exhaust hanger on the transfer case intact? 

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Have you checked the u-joints in the front driveshaft? Could have a worn joint that is making noise while "free spinning" in 2wd, but would go away under load while in 4hi.

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