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Clicking noise

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Dockboy19, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Dockboy19

    Dockboy19 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Gang need your help/input. Have a 1999 Tahoe, took my plow off last weekend. Went to drive it yesterday and i notice a clicking noise up front. It is only out of the left side. Only thing that comes to mind is a bearing, the noise was not there with the plow on. Nothing has ever been replaced up front and has 125K on the ticker.

    Thanks,
    Jake
     
  2. Clint S

    Clint S Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Does it do it especially when turning could be a bad CV joint
     
  3. Dockboy19

    Dockboy19 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    it is present all the time, gets quieter at higher speeds ( or I cant hear it)
     
  4. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    FWIW

    My 04 HD 2500 front u joint made a ticking sound till I had it changed

    now its quiet
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Hubs not disengaging/
     
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    It doesn't have hubs......:dizzy:

    Check CV shafts and wheel bearings.
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Guess I'm not up on all that fancy Chevy stuff. So how does it go into and out of 4 wheel?
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The transfer case works just like your Ford, there is a central disconnect in the front axle that works similarly to lock out hubs.

    GM has been using this setup on pickups for 23 years.
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Then that's what stuck.
     
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Taking the plow off has increased the CV operating angles. That's probably where the trouble is.
     
  11. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    I have had that same damn clicking noise in my 94 k-blazer for 3 years. Replaced bearings, cv joints, front diff, upper and lower A frame bushings, and the actuator. Ck'd for cracked frame near A frames and still the same noise especially in 4 wd. Gave up on it. When it finally breaks I'll fix it.