Need another ser of ears...

Discussion in 'VA/DC/MD- Capital Land Cruiser Club' started by PFMFJ80, May 7, 2018.

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    Truck is making an oscillating sound that it is very noticeable when the sound bounces near another car/structure (e.g., fence). As you can see, I'm pretty lost. Would like someone else to listen to it and give me your thoughts on it. If anyone in Burke/or passing through Burke, has a couple of minutes this week, please let me know. Thanks!
     
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    Gotta start eliminating things: take out the rear drive shaft and put it in 4wd... Also wiggle the DS ujoints and see if they are stiff.
    If the sound/feel goes away, then you have your culprit... If not but you still feel something it could be in the rear axle.. wheel bearings, brakes, etc...
     
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    Found it. Rattling exhaust cover from the mid section.

    Question, do my DS/Ujoints are supposed to have any play? I have play and a half....

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    They shouldn't just flop from side to side, they should have just a bit of resistance.
    But floppy is better than frozen.
    But if they are floppy then there may be exsesive lateral movement.
     
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    No resistance whatsoever. Thanks, Stump
     
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