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Old 03-13-2008
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Not sure if this is my u-joint

After doing some trail riding this past weekend, my truck started to make a squeaking/chirping noise. Its coming from the rear around my driveshaft. I have searched and found threads which led me to believe that this is my u-joint. Before i start messing with it i thought i would run this by you guys to see what you think it is.

When im in drive, it starts to chirp/squeak and gets faster as the truck goes faster. If i am at a crawl, it almost sounds like its a rubbing noise. It is a hollow sound.

Now what im really concerned about is when i put it in reverse, it makes a cracking noise like its under pressure then suddenly releases. Then it continues to make a loud ticking noise. So... do yall think its the u-joint or somthing else. I appreciate any help.
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Old 03-13-2008
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i got the same problem, hope someone knows what the problem is
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Old 03-13-2008
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DEFINATLY the u-joint...On my yota, i had a bad u-joint..I thought it was the tires and stuff...Well i figured out thats what it was...Crawl under your rig and turn your driveshaft back and forth firmly..If it moves or feels like its slipping its your u-joint and maybe your whole houseing...I had let myn go so long the u-joint bored a hole twice the size of the joint into the housing...had to replace everything....Yeah mine chirped like your describing too.
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