Please help with front driveshaft
I have a 2004 Ram with hemi, and the front end is making HUGE noises from what appears to be the front right tire area. I can see its not a wheel bearing, and now I'm wondering if my U-joint may be bad? Its kinda a very loud "grinding sound", and almost sounds like a rock or something is caught up in the brake rotor (its not though).
I went to take off my front driveshaft and took off the front 4 bolts holding it on. I cannot however see how you remove the other end of the shaft that goes into the transfer case?? when I simply pull on it, there is a small "boot" that just seems to extend out, but the shaft will NOT come out of the transfer case. I just want to take the shaft off, so I can then drive truck without it in, and see if that was the problem.
Any idea's how I can get this out??