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wierd sounds

Post by throttle junkie » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:27 pm

Ok truck runs good transmission slips a little when changing gears, but my problem is when I reverse i get a noise that sounds like a rollercoaster going up to the top. Im almost positive its the

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Re: wierd sounds

Post by throttle junkie » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:31 pm

front axles but do i have anything to worry about? its a 90 model 2.9 with automatic 281,345 miles.

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Re: wierd sounds

Post by throttle junkie » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:41 pm

but why would it be the axles if there is no force being put on them, it makes the noise in 2 wheel drive. Could it be the transfercase?

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Re: wierd sounds

Post by Ranger Dave » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:51 am

who ya talkin to

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Re: wierd sounds

Post by tekatlarge » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:44 am

:wtf: That is a strange conversation for sure!
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Post by throttle junkie » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:59 pm

Sorry I was using my phone last night to type all that but it would only let me type so many words before i would have to submit.

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Post by tekatlarge » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:21 pm

Oh Ahhh that actually makes sense. I thought I was losing it there.
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Post by DBrown » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:37 pm

my bet goes to the lock outs...are they factory lockout hubs?
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Re: wierd sounds

Post by throttle junkie » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:46 pm

yeah as far as i know they are stock

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Post by PetesPonies » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:34 am

The factory hubs have problem disengaging at times. I assume you have the pushbutton type? If so, thats it. There was even a recall on them back in '90.
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Re: wierd sounds

Post by throttle junkie » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:00 pm

So hopefully it's just the hubs and not the axles themselves? Why does it only make the noise in reverse, and is it something i can ignore for a little while if I'm not using four wheel drive?

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Re: wierd sounds

Post by tekatlarge » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:47 pm

throttle junkie wrote:So hopefully it's just the hubs and not the axles themselves? Why does it only make the noise in reverse, and is it something i can ignore for a little while if I'm not using four wheel drive?
The reason it does it in reverse is the auto hubs are designed to disengage when you put it in reverse and back up. The main thing the auto hubs don't do very good is disengage and engage when they get dirty gummy and worn they don't work very smoothly and the sound you hear is one or both hubs hanging in reverse.
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Re: wierd sounds

Post by throttle junkie » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:38 am

Grest answer, thank you.

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Re: wierd sounds

Post by fnlucky » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:28 pm

Well if its slipping it may be the sun bell gear? if the above stated dose not fix it u may check into that

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Re: wierd sounds

Post by Ranger Dave » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:45 pm

no what the fix is, put manuals on it

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