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Old 11-16-2007
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My CV is talking to me

Ok for the last couple of days I keep hearing this whistling noise and thought is was in the cab. Nope so then I thought it was around my tire, so I figured a rock was stuck in there so I clean around the brakes, nope. Then I figure out it is coming from the passenger tire. So I take the tire off and start cleaning that side.

After I spin the wheel I realize it is where the cv and axle shaft come together. Why would this start squealing? I gave it a little wd40 but it still squeals.

Would it squeal there if my diff fluid is getting low? I was going to change it over the thanksgiving holidays anyways.

Any ideas?
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Check your diff fluid. If it's low, fill it up and try to duplicate the noise. If it is ok, then I would take the CV out and inspect the axle and CV.
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how many miles are on the cv?
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you're blinker fluid may be low, that was my problem

do u mean axle as in the diff? or axle as in the hub?
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the flux capisitor is bad.

youll need 1.1 gigwattttts
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its 1.21 gigga-watttttsss

ok back on topic haha
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After I spin the wheel I realize it is where the cv and axle shaft come together.
more specific? the boot itself is squealing? ive seen the boots make noise before. low speed, nuthin to worry about.

or sumthin else?
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it is not actually the boot. You have your axle shaft that goes down the passenger side that is stationary then the cv that starts spinning. Right where it starts spinning is where the noise comes from.

I'm leaving for houston now so I'll take pictures if you don't get what I'm saying sunday.
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gotcha.

high pitched? loud? sound like its inside the diff, or maybe the seal?
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seal
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you know what its really saying, "buy matt's RCD kit"
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gotcha.

high pitched? loud? sound like its inside the diff, or maybe the seal?
yeah it is high pitched like a whistle, and only makes the noise from 0 to about 40. After nothing until I slow down.

So if it is a seal, is it ok if I drive it home (6 hours)?

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sounds like it probly jus a noisy seal. check the fluid, and drive it is about all you can do...if its gonna break, its gonna break.
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Alright, thx

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.if its gonna break, its gonna break.
I think that motto could be used for just about everything haha
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whoohooo, it stopped today. it made a weird noise then stopped. I thinking something was caught in there or something, I'm not sure but it stopped.
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its 1.21 gigga-watttttsss

ok back on topic haha
Well if we want to get picky......LOL


1.21 gig gig gig gig gig gig gigawatts
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my ranger is actually making that noise its really wierd and it seems like it is getting worse the more i drive it, any suggestions?
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change your front diff fluid and see if that helps. I was driving on rough dirt roads and think that knocked out something that was stuck somewhere.
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is the shaft still there?
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lol, i checked my front axle fluid and it didnt even need to be changed.
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is the shaft still there?
yeah

it was a rock or something
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yea rocks suck, i had to replace a rotor and pads because of one
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