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Theres a storm coming though and I couldn't resist playing in the snow. When I put my truck in 4x4 it makes almost like a squeaking noise...kinda hard to explain. When I go faster it goes faster and like wise when I slow down. As soon as it kicks out of 4x4 the noise stops.
I do have a bad axle seal on my drivers side so could it be water inside my front diff freezing? I went on a mountain ride Saturday night with 8 other trucks and I went though this mud hole. That night I had to use 4x4 at some points too because the roads were ice and it didn't make any noises.
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when my passenger seal was leaking i heard a squeak squeak squeak when i pulled into a parking spot (in 2 wheel drive). so i could be that leaky seal. why don't you change it?
are you at least keeping an eye on the fluid level?
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I changed my front diff fluid about a month and a half ago after I went mudding for the last time. Other than that I haven't been though anything except for Saturday night and I haven't drove my truck anywhere since then till tonight.
I haven't checked the level but at the same time my truck hasn't been leaking anything from where my bad seal is (drivers side). I guess I need this weather to clear up so I can pull my front diff cover.
I'll have to check that out tomorrow, its going to be raining all day today. I took another listen when I took my mom to work today and the it sounds like its coming from the front drivers side side (the drivers side seal is bad) granted I can't hear the passenger side.
and my drivers side seal has been leaking since i got it (10K ago) and there is no squeaking or anything, and my 4wd works great, i just keep the fluid in it, and check it once a week. i hardly do any mudding or off roading, and i only putt putt with it. its my DD so i want it to last
but a leaky seal wouldnt make it squeak in 4wd only, it would make it squeak consistanly (if that was problem)
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I'm not sure I'd be able to do do that u joint even if I wanted too. To save time and money I'm just going to take my truck to the dealer and have them do my axle seal, that u joint and my power steering pump and all I'll have to pay is my $100 deductible + fluids.
I might even do that. Taking my truck to the dealer is really a pain because I'd have to clean it up some, put my stock tires back on and possibly be without a vehicle for a few days.
After reading up on here and pavementsucks about doing the axle seal I think I can do it, I've had my axle for the most part tore apart other than the carrier. My power steering gearbox leaks a little but I still have power steering and it can go months before it needs more fluid so thats not really a big deal.
In the middle of the summer I went out mudding and I had my old skinny mud tires on and I never got mud on my windshield or even the body because they were so skinny. Well I got stuck in a whole and had my windows down and for the first time with those tires my truck got covered...I couldn't get my windows up fast enough.
I kept wanting to get around to it but kept putting it off between at the time working and just turned 21 with the whole drinking thing and going to the bar it just never happened. I finally got around to cleaning the the junk that piled up in the back over time.