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2004 f150 drive shaft whine

Replaced drive shaft with one from a 2005 and now it whines from start and gets louder as I speed up

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  • Paul Body Nov 06, 2012

    I will check it and see also going to Change u-joints and check center bearing. Will get back to you. Thanks

  • Paul Body Nov 07, 2012

    I will have to wait till is weekend to change out the u-joints and then post an answer

  • Paul Body Nov 18, 2012

    i went a head and changed the front and rear u-jounts. that did not stop the whinning

  • Paul Body Nov 18, 2012

    i changed the front and rear u-joints that did not fix the whinning. i am going to try the carrier bearing.

  • Paul Body Nov 18, 2012

    it is a non replaceable one- iam going to try forcing white grease in to it while it turns and see if that makes a difference(safety first) if that does'nt do it then it's to the rear.

  • Jamie Alton
    Jamie Alton Nov 19, 2012

    Don't just go changing things without inspecting them first. That's a very expensive way to repair potential faults. If you have the vehicle off the ground, then disconnect the rear pro shaft. Spin the rear wheels, one at a time and listen for the location of the noise. Also feel the smoothness of the centre carrier bearing before replacing it. If you check these things individually, then you can reduce your cost and time considerably.

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2012

    I agree with Jamie-- I would find the noise at this point & white grease is for your storm windows & hood latch,it will destroy your new joints. A drive shaft shop may help & the indexing on install & balancing need attention. Also what about the transfer case for the noise?



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Check condition of rear differential oil.

Jack vehicle off the ground and run. Identify origin of noise.

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SOURCE: High Pitch whine during acceleration

Hi Pullerwife,

I have a few suggestions for you,

First of all, check your air filter, make sure its clean, not clogged, and doesn't need to be changed.

I don't know how handy you are, but if you are fairly handy, check the idler pulley bearings, if your not, have a shop check it out, as a last resort.

Power steering pump/fluid being low is also a possibility, but thats usually more of a lower pitched whine then what you describe.

You say once the vehicle is warmed up, the whining stops. Does Weather seem to be a factor as well?

Hope I've helped, and don't forget to rate.


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SOURCE: 2005 F150 Engine Noise

Had the exact same problem on my 05' f-150. changed belt tensioner pulley and the belt since I have 78000 on truck. I've put 3500 miles on since and its resolved the problem.

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Yep, That was it. i followed a link to and found a video with the same noise and links to how to repair. My husband fixed it yesterday and the noise is no more!! Good Luck..

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SOURCE: silverado 4.8 liter engine makes a whining noise.

Back pressure from a clogged catalytic converter can also cause this problem.

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