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squeaky driveshaft???


just4phun
09-22-2004, 01:20 PM
I think this is the problem but I'm not too sure. I get a squeaking noise that sounds like itís from the driveshaft. The squeak pitch increases as I accelerate. I went underneath anD moved the driveshaft back and forth and it squeaked a bit. Anyone else experience this problem? I did not see any grease fittings to grease which my fix the problem.

Any ideas would be helpful. I will try in 4Hi and 4Lo tonight to see if anything changes.

Cheers!

Rick Norwood
09-22-2004, 01:38 PM
Any vibration, funny (airplane type) noise, or clunking sounds when reversing gears?

broughy84
09-22-2004, 04:23 PM
you need new u joints

Mikado14
09-22-2004, 06:18 PM
I second that!

BlazerLT
09-22-2004, 10:40 PM
U-joints OR you just need to get your U-joints greased.

broughy84
09-22-2004, 10:46 PM
newer u joints do not have grease zerts, so you can't really grease them without taking them out and removing the caps. And if you do that, you might as well put new ones in.

slammed s10 87
09-22-2004, 10:53 PM
newer u joints do not have grease zerts, so you can't really grease them without taking them out and removing the caps. And if you do that, you might as well put new ones in. if you moved the u joint back and form thats usually a good indication that you need u joints also check the tranny mount. when mine was bad i had a squeak when i drove it that i though was the u joints

BlazerLT
09-22-2004, 10:57 PM
newer u joints do not have grease zerts, so you can't really grease them without taking them out and removing the caps. And if you do that, you might as well put new ones in.

You are wrong on Blazers.

Stock have no grease fitting and the aftermarket ones do.

trust me, I own both.

The new one had a grease fitting.

roadieken
09-23-2004, 03:25 AM
You are wrong on Blazers.

Stock have no grease fitting and the aftermarket ones do.

trust me, I own both.

The new one had a grease fitting.


Yep. What he said! Be sure you put the new ones in with the zert facing the right way. I put mine in wrong the first time and couldnt get to the zert.

just4phun
09-23-2004, 08:14 AM
Thanks for all the input. I will check the U joints. Too bad the stocks have no grease fittings.

Cheers!

wilfie27
09-23-2004, 09:02 PM
To get the stock ones off you have to heat the yoke ends. There is a plastic ring that holds the U-joint caps in place. It will seperate easier if it melted a bit. I didn't have a torch and since my driveshaft was on the ground I let it set in the sun for about an hour and it softened up enough.

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