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Old 12-06-2010, 07:08 PM
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Ok so I drove home from work and dropped my brother off. My tuck has always had a whirling(whooping) noise I suspected was the tires. I got home and parked the truck. Two hours later I got in it and started backing out of the drive and it locked up. I pulled forward and started to back up again. Now it is really loud and kinda sounds like a card in a bicycle wheel, just ungodly loud. For pictures sake my driveway is concrete with a little bit of light gravle on it and it's like 14 degrees or so.....

HELP ME PLEASE I DON'T WANNA HAVE TO PULL THE PONY OUT OF THE GARAGE!!!!!
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:48 PM
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Ok so I drove home from work and dropped my brother off. My tuck has always had a whirling(whooping) noise I suspected was the tires. I got home and parked the truck. Two hours later I got in it and started backing out of the drive and it locked up. I pulled forward and started to back up again. Now it is really loud and kinda sounds like a card in a bicycle wheel, just ungodly loud. For pictures sake my driveway is concrete with a little bit of light gravle on it and it's like 14 degrees or so.....

HELP ME PLEASE I DON'T WANNA HAVE TO PULL THE PONY OUT OF THE GARAGE!!!!!
Check your rear brakes to make sure they are not catching...if all looks well, check your wheel bearings, if that looks good, check your rear axle gears and axle fluid.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:44 PM
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Even though I can gear it in the front wheel drivers side???
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:14 PM
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Oh, it's on the front?

If it is, check the brakes....
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:14 PM
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Yeah its the front drivers side
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:47 PM
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are your caliper bolts still attached? sounds like my truck when one of the bolts backed itself out.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:56 PM
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Default Re: EMERGENCY: Need assistance!!!!

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are your caliper bolts still attached? sounds like my truck when one of the bolts backed itself out.
x2 or cv shaft or hub is bad as well as the bearing in the hub or caliper is bad
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:09 PM
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Checked caliper bolts...had that happen to me on a off ramp once in a BMW....
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:44 AM
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Bump.... Could this be causes by low axle fluid in the front and it being too cold and the fluid not moving in the axle? Would that only cause noise in one side? Could it be a rock in my caliper? Any other ideas? People ever have this issue?
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:05 AM
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Ok so weird thing....I let it warm up for about 30-40 min this morning and drove it after and I felt some vibration and I had to listen for the thumping....could it just be that my front axle is low on fluid and it was really thick last night?
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:12 AM
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Ok, so I talked with a local mechanic and he drove it and he said the hub is going out....any response/advice to that?
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:50 PM
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Default Re: EMERGENCY: Need assistance!!!!

When my hubs were going, you could hear it when going 55mph or faster; it sounded like I was driving on mud tires.

If you decide to change out the hub,do it yourself. There's a good write up on here and it's not very difficult.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:42 PM
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I noticed that when the mechanic was looking at it....and yes for a while now I've had vibrations at around 60-75 no Matter what gear it was in. But I talked to another guy today (not saying it doesn't need the hub) and he said that he had a ranger that when it got cold the autolocks on the truck tried to lock into 4x4 all the time. It started it's grinding again today and he got it to stop by playing around with the 4x4. Backing the truck up seems to be the start of the problem every time. Also have noticed heavy lube on the front pumpkin but never anything on the ground where it's parked....

Thinking about replacing the whole front axle:...any thoughts on any of this.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:43 PM
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Its not that hard to change your hub. You should have a torque wrench for when you put the axle nut back on. IIRC its 180 ft.lb.

Ive had my driver side hub off 4 times now. I can pretty much do it with my eyes closed now lol


Have you tried using your 4 wheel drive?
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:55 PM
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Its not that hard to change your hub. You should have a torque wrench for when you put the axle nut back on. IIRC its 180 ft.lb.

Ive had my driver side hub off 4 times now. I can pretty much do it with my eyes closed now lol


Have you tried using your 4 wheel drive?
Yes I've used it and my buddy got it into 4low today( that was a lil rough) but I used it one day when it snowed and it made a grinding sound on about a 130 deg left turn from one road to another at about 20-25 mph...it's getting aggravating I don't wanna have to pull tvermont out in the snow....she's nice and warm in her stable!!!
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