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Did you get this info yet? Will check mine tonight if you have not.
OK Here's my sound. Truck is up on jack stands and I'm turning the rear wheels. Camera is under transfer case. Squeaks like this when leaving standing start and eventually stops when going fast enough (20 mph). Fluid in transfer case is fresh. Thoughts?
I've had a similar problem just as you describe, but it comes and goes. When at 65, it goes away when I let off the gas and changes if the truck is "bouncing" from say a dip in the road. Seems like mine comes from the front end. I'm thinking U joints or differential. Haven't had the chance to really look at either.
Do they have the same spline count on the back end? While doing some research on transfer cases for my 03, I found out it has 27 on the input (Transfer case). I believe older ones had more (like 32). Not sure about the other differences you note.
John, Permatex makes a hydraulic sealant that cures in the threads and can handle up to 10,000psi. Its in a 36ml bottle which will be more than you will probably ever need. Item number 54540. Since you are using stainless steel, you would also want to use the Surface Prep item 24163 to help it cure.
I paid about $200 for a replacement set from Lines To Go. Was going to do myself but heard its difficult to get the bracket off the top of the bell-housing. I'm also not sure if I can get the pre-bent lines around the ABS module and torsion tube crossmember (don't want to have to take those lose). It can also be difficult to get the connections at the fuel tank apart if they're really rusty (like mine). I'll be getting a quote for a mechanic to do soon.
When I did mine, I found that when I pounded the 6 point socket on them to get them off, they "cleaned up" fairly well and I ended up reusing them without any issues. You are replacing that cover right? What else you planning on doing?
Does it make noise (clicking/clunking) at low speed going around a sharp turn? That's usually how they sound when first starting to fail. Just a matter of time though with a cut boot. I dont think they are too expensive and not terribly hard to replace.
My 03 has a vibration at 65 and I too have already replaced hubs. Another thing I have not checked that supposedly can generate vibrations is U joints. Not sure the easiest way to check those, but they're relatively cheap so might just replace them for the heck of it. Glad to see you back on the forum Chris. You've been absent for awhile.
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