: Bad Noises from front end

01-19-2008, 11:16 AM
I've looked for a solution and can't find it anywhere so here's the problem:

when driving in 4wd I get a horrible noise intermittently from somewhere in the front running gear. I think it's coming from the drivers side but I can't tell. It happens when I drive over 30mph with the hubs locked and the transfer case in 4wd or 2wd. IT'S NOT A GRINDING SOUND. It sounds like (bare with me) when you are in the shower and you stand on a heel and spin your heel a little, but at long intervals. I have a short clip with sound but don't know how to post it.

Things I've tried to fix it:

Replace Driver side wheel bearings and races
Rep. Driver Half-shaft
Regrease driver hub

I have lots of beer:D
If you live near Littleton I could take you for a ride

01-19-2008, 11:41 AM
You need to lube your spindle, your axle rides on a bushing where it goes through the wheel bearings. Remove your front axle and stuff some grease in that hole (not the differential side), moly grease is perferd.

01-19-2008, 02:39 PM
x2 - mine did it last year, pulled the CV's, filled the hole with grease, no more nasty noises!

01-24-2008, 09:58 AM
Is it that brass sleeve with the grooves in it ?

I guess I forgot to grease that when I changed out the axle. F it it's too damn cold to do in the parking lot and my garage is too full of crap:mad:
I'll have to wait for warmer weather or buy a house. :D

01-24-2008, 12:26 PM
Yep - that's the bushing.

If you can weld/braze there's a post on YT on how to build a nozzle to shoot the grease in there with only taking the manual hub/ADD plate off.

01-28-2008, 05:38 PM
I'll be making that tool this weekend

Do you think it will work on the solid axles I plan on doing a SAS next winter (If I can get my act together to buy a house). Or would it just be for the IFS?

Here's a pic of my rig/DD if it works I haven't posted a pic yet so here it goes

01-28-2008, 05:44 PM
How would I resize that

01-28-2008, 05:46 PM
photobucket lets you do it.

02-06-2008, 09:47 AM
Tool WORKS GREAT no more noises (yet):xbeer3: :xbeer3: :xbeer3: :xbeer3: :xbeer3: