Re: noisy m5od
deff a bad apple, i had the same problem and needed a whole new bearing kit that ran 800$ total for the rebuild. The guy told me i had about 50 miles before the main bearing would have exploded in the tranny and made it un-rebulidable.
2004 4.0 4x4 5spd xlt with 175k 4.10 axles, extended cab, cranked t-bars (not maxed), painted black interior, 32x11.5x15 bfg a/t and procomp steel rims
60/40 mod with a shorty console