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1997 s10 2 wheel drive truck. 4.3L v6 makes a loud noise as the car accelerates fast or under load. When running 55 I can release the gas pedal and the noise is not audible. I can put the truck in neutral at 55 and rev the engine and the noise is not audible. THe noise starts around 20 mph - ? mph The noise is instantly noticeable when depressing the gas pedal, even if the truck hasn't yet accelerated at the same pace as the gas pedal is depressed. When floored, the car seems to bog down slightly (2 -4 seconds) before moving forward and accelerating.

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  • todd315 Nov 17, 2009

    The U-joints and wheel bearings front and back have been replaced.

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Your noise sounds like it is power train related,If you have eliminated the engine,Since it doesn't make the noise while moving and in neutral.
It sounds like a universal joint in the drive shaft.Do you notice a vibration
along with the noise?

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WELL NOT SURE. BUT IF ITS LOUD FIRST CHECK ALL FLUIDS /ENG/TRAN/DEF/ TRANSFER CASE/ IF APPLYS . ALL FLUIDS GOOD CHECK ENG AND TRANS MOUNTS . U JOINT NORM ARE SQUEAKING NOISIE AND WILL VIBRATE THE TRUCK. I THIINK ITS MOUNTS . ALL SO TRY POWER BRAKE WITH HOOD OPEN SEE IF ENGINE JUMPS AROUND

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