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Old 09-12-2011
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New noise!!! need some thoughts! HELP NEEDED in Indiana PA

Ok so started the other day with all this rain. Hereís what happens:
  • When I start my truck nothing odd
  • When I accelerate in any gear at points I get almost a humming coming from the passenger side front... sounds like it could be coming from the actual wheel.
  • No sounds when decelerating at any point
  • Sound will continue until a constant speed is achieved
  • Sound isnít consistently occurring when accelerating
  • When 4wd is turned on no sound occurs

Up until the last bullet note leads me to believe that the wheel bearing on the passenger front is going how ever taking into account the 4wd point, maybe its something else?

I was thinking possibly something inside the hub being that I had to put the stock auto locking hubs back on that I modified to be engaged at all times.

Iím on a college campus with no access to any tools or space or even a jack tall enough to lift the truck off the ground (Iím on 35ís)

Any thoughts? Anything I could look into with out tools or jack or knowledge?

Also side note that I donít feel is relevantÖ this all began after a heavy rain, the first time I started the truck that day it started really rough and cut out, when started again the engine seemed like it was choking, like it wasnít getting any air or had bad fuel/water in fuel.

Thanks everyone! Also if youíre in western PA and have space/tools/know-how/timeÖ Iíd love to be able to bring my truck by and have you take a peek!
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bearing. putting it in 4x4 puts a different load on the bearing and probably takes up the slack of it. If you really want to take a look at it I am about 45-50 minutes north of IUP and have a garage
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So I just borrowed some guys jack and blocks... there wasn't any play other than the little that can be explained by the steering wheel going back and forth (when held in place almost zero play what so ever).

As I left the guys house... no more noise at all... so i'm really stumped now....

Thanks for the offer... what zip code is that? cuz i may have to take you up on that

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Could have just been a brake rubbing or something dumb. Specially running bigger tires and whatnot weird noises are bound to come up
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Old 09-13-2011
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yeah i figure it was something moisture related... now that its been dry for a couple days and i put like 80 miles on it since it stopped raining...

looks like i've lucked out... between my campus and where my parking permit is there is housing for one of the local technical institutes... brought the truck over there and asked to use a jack... next thing i knew, 5 technical students were under the truck trying to figure my **** out... asked them if i bought the parts and brought a case of beer if they'd do the work.... first response was "well can we request the type of beer?" next question was "6pack, 12 pack, 24, or will you get us a 30 rack?"

sure beats labor rates in nova (averaging $125 an hour)
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Sounds about normal for indiana lol
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