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Decimus 09-05-2011 03:47 PM

noise coming from rear
Really hoping my axle isn't getting ready to blow.
Yesterday I noticed a sound coming from the rear, somewhere under the rear seats and floor, the best way I candescribe it is a gurgling whistle not super loud, just audible if I was on a road by myself.. It was only happening when I would be in gear and letting off the gas. It would go away if I was cruising or if I had the clutch disengaged. Today it was worse, I can hear it when accelerating, and its louder when I downshift and decellerate. If I'm going around 15mph in first but with my foot on the clutch I can just barely hear it. If I pit it in neutral it goes away immediately. I checked the fluid in the transmission and rear diff, I didn't have an Allen key the right size to check the transfer case but there are no signs of leaking. I also checked the joints on the rear drive shaft and there is no play in it at all.

Anyone know what my problem might be?

6InARowMakesItGo 09-05-2011 04:36 PM

i'm thinking more throw out bearing than rear end.

Decimus 09-05-2011 05:44 PM

The sound only happens when the clutch is engaged (foot off of clutch pedal) if it were the TOB the sound should only happen when the clutch is disengaged (foot pushing down on clutch pedal) the sound only really happens when I'm in gear driving so I would think it might be the input shaft. If it was the input shaft do you know if it would sound like it was coming from just behind the front seats?

6InARowMakesItGo 09-05-2011 11:20 PM

it might. there is a lot of unflat metal under there that could bounce the sound around.

Decimus 09-06-2011 12:07 AM

Good point. I'll park it till this weekend when I can take it in and have it looked at.

Decimus 09-13-2011 06:29 PM

Update: Ended up being a bent axle shaft.

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