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Grinding and popping

Looks as if where the drive shaft meets the front end it is grinding and popping and slinging grease everywhere. it only makes noise going forward, not in reverse

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You are about to spend more money if that u-joint fails while you are driving. Get it fixed now..Good luck

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It seems as though you have changed everything.

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Is the grinding apparent whether the 4X4 is engaged or just in 4X2 mode? On left lock or right lock?

Best thing would be to put the front end on axle stands and start checking. Check the front wheel station on each side by trying to rock it top and bottom. Rotate each wheel and check for noise. When doing this check, listen for any noise emanating from the actual drive shafts to the hubs.

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