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Old 03-20-2006
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Strange noises!!!

Alright so my truck is making 2 weird noises. The first one is when I go in reverse it squeeks like crazy in the rear but only when I give it gas in reverse not when im coasting in reverse. The second is when im accelerating a shrill squeeking noise comes from right behind the seats but under the truck almost like a gerbile squeeking. But it only does this when Im accelerating not when im driving at a steady speed. I drive a manual 02 edge single cab any help would be appreciated! My guess is something with the driveshaft.
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you must be having the same trouble i am. does it squeek faster the faster you go? on mine when i was in 2nd gear and coasted to a stop sign you could here the noise with the clutch in. now my truck is vibrating very badly from 65 mph and up. i am almost positive it's the u-joint on the driveshaft but not 100% sure.
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Yeah on the highway I can feel a vibration but I didnt think of that I just thought it was the road. How much do you think that is to replace?
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i looked up on autozone and its like $10 bucks or so. it's not expensive but it's a ***** to drop the drive shaft. i think when i take the shaft down could i paint it black or would that mess somethin up?
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Yep its the U-Joints on the driveshaft for sure. And you can paint the driveshaft too, just as long as you use a light paint, or in other words dont use think bedliner paint, or undercoating paint, because it MIGHT throw off the balance of the driveshaft, with heavier paint. Use regular paint, and a few light coats.

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got the u-joint maybe tomorrow i can put it in but how exactly do you drop the change the joint i have an idea but i'm not sure how to drop the driveshaft
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My parking brake cable was rubbing on my frame rail and rear shocks causing a weird squeek all the time. I just twisted the parking brake cable ties around so that it wasn't rubbing....now the squeek is gone.
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last night i got under the truck and pulled the driveshaft out. took out the old u-joint(front u-joint) took the caps off and wow. half of the little bearings were missing and of the ones that had there bearings there was no grease. i started to put the new on and i realized that the caps were different sizes on the new one and the old one they were the same size. autozone had already closed so today i will finish the job and try to get some pics of what the old joint looked like.
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If you can get some pics of the exact thing your talking about on the truck to that would help me!
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here's pics of the caps on my u-joint

new one (good bearings)

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Old one (BAD bearings)

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do you need to know where i pulled off of or will these pics satisfy?
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Thosed helped but I really need to know where it pulled off it you dont mind?
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well i already put it on but i might be able to get you a pic anyway. it's at the tail of the transmission where the yolk for the driveshaft meets the actual driveshaft. i get some pics of it soon.
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here are the pics from under the truck. the u-joint is located just after the tranny.
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here's one of the other bearing caps(notice there are no bearings and no grease so Ford messed this one up pretty bad)


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oh and by the way the noise and vibration have both stopped since i changed the u-joint. just ask if you need to know how to take it off and change it out. be sure to check the sizing of the caps before you buy a new one. autozone gave me the wrong sized one and also try to get a u-joint with a grease point on it so you can just shoot some grease in it when it might need it. the u-joint cost like $10 bucks but i got military discount so it was like $8 and some change.
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Thanks alot I am going to try it this weekend I think!
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well just incase you didn't know how to remove it there are four bolts at the end of the driveshaft connected to the rear-end that you have to remove (mine where a 12mm; 12 point socket) then once those are out you have to pull the drive shaft down and then to remove the actual u-joint you need to remove the little clips one each one then take a socket or extension and hammer one cap down at a time then remove each cap. the joint comes out but you can't be shy about hitting it. then do everything backwards to install the new one. good luck to ya, man. be sure and look at each u-joint to ensure which one is bad.
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thats the same problem i have been having for a month. If have money left over from tomorrow i going to definitly get some new u-joints.
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