12/29/08 (approx. 9:20am cst)
Called earlier in the week last week to confirm the appointment and to let them know that the front window seal/gasket was falling out of the windshield. They repaired the window seal (this is good)& the links in the rear position. Dealer assured me he thought that this would probably not solve the issue with the popping/snapping.
Went out back to the garage today and lifted "silver" onto stands and checked rear brakes...there in great shape.
Pulled the entire rear drive shaft and put in 2 new premium U-joints....Still get popping/snapping noise in drive train. Same as b4...put it in 1st gear and step on gas and it snap/pop...put it in reverse step on gas pop/snap some times as many as 3 snap/pop sounds in a row.
I gave up on the dealer replacing any joints or looking into this noise as they were going to charge $83-100 per hour. Go figure thought the war'nt covered drive train?
Where to look now?
Tenatively planning on replacing the front driveshaft U-joints as weather permitts (3 total)....then check over the entire front end for any wierd anomalies.
The only other thing it could be...may be inside the trans / clutch assemb.???
Which dealer just had out at 15700 miles to replace entire clutch and fly assembly via tsb...
What else to look 4?
Any good tips on front shaft removal?