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    Starter or Flexplate?

    So last week my truck was making a terrible grinding noise for a second before it would start. The noise was pretty loud, just a metal on metal noise then would start up and go away. Over the week it got worse, not loudness but it would take longer to start. Eventually the truck wouldnt...
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    Front end humming noise CV or Bearing?

    So I replaced the right hub. It did quiet down the noise some, but it is still def not normal. Before the change my truck sounded like a plane was getting ready to taxi down a runway at all speeds. Now around 45-65 it is quiet, but 0-45 is still very loud. Not so much the plane noise, but...
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    Front end humming noise CV or Bearing?

    Hey Sonic, should the CV axle spindle go all the way through to the end of the wheel bearing? What I mean is my axle hits the back of the hub before the spindles sit flush with the outside of the bearing. I have about a half inch or so of open bearing. I went out today to double check the...
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    Front end humming noise CV or Bearing?

    I torqued them to 187. My wrench goes to 200. Would over-torquing cause premature failure?
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    Front end humming noise CV or Bearing?

    I torqued them to the specs I found online. Dont remember the exact numbers. I spoke with Detroit Axle and they are going to replace it, but I need to pay 20 dollars for shipping which is a bit ridiculous if you take into consideration it is not my fault their bearing failed. Its bad enough I...
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    Front end humming noise CV or Bearing?

    Yea they are actually Detroit Axle which it looks like Sonic is havign better luck with them. The tires are in pretty good shape. The fronts had some wear on the inner sections, but I rotated them to the back thinking maybe that could be the problem. They have like 50% tread left at least.
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    Front end humming noise CV or Bearing?

    My 2000 5.0 AWD is making a humming noise which is fairly loud from my front end when going anywhere over 20 mph. At highway speeds it seems to be quieter although its probably not, but it does seem like when its spinning faster its not as loud. The noise is constant, but when I take a hard...
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    Loud humming when cruising or downhill

    So my drivers side front axle seal is leaking. I am not sure how long its been leaking, but I filled up the diff (which didnt take much fluid) and rotated my tires because the fronts had some wear on the insides, but not much. The noise is noticable quieter now but not gone. Today before the...
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    Loud humming when cruising or downhill

    I was under the impression that fluid was shared with the transmission, am I wrong about that?
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    Loud humming when cruising or downhill

    Sorry, it's a awd 5.0 138k. Would the front diff make that noise if fluid were low? I haven't seen any leaks though.
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    Loud humming when cruising or downhill

    My truck has been making a loud humming noise that sounds like its coming from the front wheels (almost under my feet) when cruising around 35-45 mph and decelerating without brakes (ex. downhill engine braking). When I accelerate the noise seems to go away most of the time. I do not really...
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    Roller Coaster Noise (Extremely loud)

    So Turdle was almost spot on. I replaced both front axles just to find out that wasnt the problem. Then I removed the frotn drive shaft and took it around the block and the noise was gone. I should have done that from the start. It ended up being the front u joint which I replaced maybe two...
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    Roller Coaster Noise (Extremely loud)

    They make noise now pretty much non stop it's embarrassing, I stopped driving it and arrange rides this week while parts are in the mail. I'm banking on left cv axle or the u joint right under the drivers seat, but I replaced that two years ago. I have a few extra u joints so I'll swap that...
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    Roller Coaster Noise (Extremely loud)

    Oh really? I was under the impression they could go any minute and if that happened at high speeds it would be pretty rough for me. I was going to pay double to get them in stores today to try and swap them in the cold, but I can get them online for 24 bucks a side. Thats such a good deal if...
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    Roller Coaster Noise (Extremely loud)

    Yea Im starting to think my left side axle is bad now. I drove it for a week or two with it ripped and one of those days was a snow storm.
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    Roller Coaster Noise (Extremely loud)

    If I ripped the boot on the cv axle would that cause the problem? I ripped both sides trying to hang it out of the way when replacing the control arms.
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    Roller Coaster Noise (Extremely loud)

    Oh right right I was thinking about something else. 5.0 V8 awd.
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    Roller Coaster Noise (Extremely loud)

    Will do. Is there any way to test the cv with the wheel off? I just figured if its a cv then wouldnt it make the noise at all times?
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    Roller Coaster Noise (Extremely loud)

    So a little background first. A few weeks ago I replaced both front wheel hubs with bearings, all four front ball joints, and upper control arms. She drove like a beaut up until yesterday. Now all of a sudden my truck is making a very loud roller coaster sound as if the roller coaster is...
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    Lost Brake Pressure, whooshing sound, no leak?

    Makes sense. I'm going to try and get under there tomorrow and narrow down the leak. I'm guessing it has to be one of the rear lines. I am a little thrown off by the sound of air releasing though. I don't see why a busted line would make that kind of noise and it seemed to come from a completely...
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    Lost Brake Pressure, whooshing sound, no leak?

    Nevermind there is brake fluid everywhere. It's all over the diff, exhaust, pretty much everywhere to the point where I can't find the leak. I'd say from rear seats back is covered in brake fluid. I'm guessing a line gave out? Clearly there is a leak, but if it was a broken line why can I build...
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    Lost Brake Pressure, whooshing sound, no leak?

    So started my truck and I felt a pop in the brake pedal and then lost pressure in the pedal. The pedal will very easily go to the ground, but it still comes back up freely and the truck will stop when the pedal is all the way down. At first whenever I stepped on the pedal there was a whooshing...
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    Starter or park sensor?

    I am going to attempt to put a new eyelet on the cable tomorrow, my starter wont be here for a couple of days at least so we wont know the verdict, but I appreciate all the help. At this point I am just hoping all that corrosion and frayed wires was the cause. The smoke coming from the right...
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    Starter or park sensor?

    Oh makes sense. I ended up buying a starter but now need to figure out how to replace the positive batt cable I broke. Is the ignition cable on the starter attached to the batt cable or does it just look like that because they are both in the plastic shield?
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    Starter or park sensor?

    Yea its in rough shape huh, but then what is the copper braided strap that connects from the long stud to the black rubber piece on the starter?
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