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Jan 8, 2009

No 4x4

I have been without four wheel drive for about 2 months.
Category: General
Posted by: andy
After my last trip to Moab I noticed a sound coming from what I thought was the front driveshaft. I removed the front driveshaft and the sound stayed. I then thought itwas the front drivers side hub bearing so I swapped it out and the sound remained. So then I removed the axle shafts from the ujoints to the differential (of course leaving the outer axle to hold the hub together) and the sound is now gone. I still don't know where the sound is coming from though and I don't have four wheel drive. I have since removed the carrier to check the bearings and also the pinion to check its bearings. Nothing stood out to me so I haven't done anything since. The only problem is that I don't have four wheel drive and the winter has been cold and slippery here in Utah. I avoid snow as if I were driving a Hummer or a Toyota. I got stuck the other day 30 feet from my house when I slid into a neighbors snowpile at the foot of their driveway. I rocked it back and forth until it came loose but it was embarassing none the less.
I still don't know where the sound is coming from.

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