Re: Weird noise in front drivetrain
So I replaced both upper ball joints and outer tie-rods today and crawled under the truck once again to see if I could find any slack in the drivetrain/ds/axles. I couldn't get to the lower ball joints as it looked like I'd have to take out the wheel bearing to have enough room and I just didn't have the time for that.
Anyways, the harsh rotating noise/vibration is still there under hard accel.
I did find a little bit of slack in the front DS up near the transfer case. If I held the DS in one hand and the joint in the other I could get a VERY slight bit of movement. Which could be why the truck only has the issue/noise under hard accel. As far as the front axles, I really couldn't find any slack there and it was hard to determine as there were too many variables (turning the wheel while trying to eliminate any slack in the diff.)...this is brutal