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While drining in town with the window down i heard something that sounded like a cricket my first thiught was the car behinde me has some bad breaks but no it had to my jusck . I have seen somewhere on here about swallos but didnt find anything sooo i guess it is my DS ? are could it be something else any thoughts?
 

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The rear brakes have a tendency to chirp like crickets when they are about 75% worn.
 

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it is cyclical as in get quicker/louder depending on the speed? I would check your u-joints and their caps, one is going out.
 

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ujoints are my guess also known as "angry sparrows" syndrome

hose them down with WD-40 one at a time and drive it to see witch one it is. My guess is it'll be one of the ones on the front drive shaft. You might as well replace all of them though if you take the shaft out.

WD-40 is only going to work for a few miles
 

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Yeah that was my first thought but it just seems so strange that they would make that sound :? I just hope they will last till the weekend . What brand is the best i replaced the inner axle U-Joints but cant for the life of remember what brand i used.
 

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If it is that, you can spend a lot of coin on unjoints! I just used the "heavy duty" ones at Autozone... with a "lifetime warranty"

I dont rock crawl though.

I redid my front drive shaft last winter for less then $80 pull the caps off them and make sure there is a lot of grease in them. My brand new ones only had a tiny bit.

Next time I will by the greasable ones. I Dont know what they cost?
 

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06Black_rubi said:
If it is that, you can spend a lot of coin on unjoints! I just used the "heavy duty" ones at Autozone... with a "lifetime warranty"

I dont rock crawl though.

I redid my front drive shaft last winter for less then $80 pull the caps off them and make sure there is a lot of grease in them. My brand new ones only had a tiny bit.

Next time I will by the greasable ones. I Dont know what they cost?
FWIW, i just got a new set of spicer ujoints and there was a card in the box saying they are pregreased and not to add any extra or it could shorten the life of the joint....i have no idea why it could hurt it but i figure they know more about these things than i do since they've been making them forever lol.
 

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Maybe I screwed up I am honestly not sure???

Mine were cheap chinease ones, and came with no instructions. I took the cap of the one side to install it and I noticed there was only like a pea sized drop of grease in it. Plus there was a ton more room for more grease so I added a little more.

I dont know?
 

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I had a similar noise (clicking) coming from my rear driveshaft. simple fix for me was to get rid of the OE Flange, bought a coast DS with new yokes.
 

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well in my particular case ...mine started with a small clicking noise from the rear end, and lasted about a city block. As the weather got colder or as more miles were put on such as 2 more offroad trips... it started to get worse. more like 10 city blocks...now thats it really cold (average -15-25C) it does not stop.
Had it checked out a third time and finally figured out what it was. Dealer diangnosed it as a rear constant velosity u-joint.
Started reading some threads and the verdict was to get it fixed ASAP..before it let's loose and you blow out your transfer case if it does fail.
It really is a simple fix..bought a Coast 1310 DS with new u-bolt yokes (which replaces the factory flanges/yoke..cause their weak anyways)
end result was new DS with no vibrations, pinion is now fixed much better & stronger.
BTW: up here dealer wanted 1340.00 to fix. aftermarket DS under 500.00
 
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