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Front end rattle

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BCTaco14, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Oct 31, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    BCTaco14

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    OK. just installed a 3 inch lift. used OME 884's up front with the top place from toytec for a full 3 inches. about a week later there is a rattling sound coming from the front during acceleration. I cant tell if this is the vibration people talk about coming from the differential. All my angles seemed to be decent. Do I need the diff drop kit? If I get it will it stop the noise? Please help
     
  2. Oct 31, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    Yes you should have a differential drop if you're at 3 inches, definitely. Your CV's wont last long.


    As for your 'rattling sound'... I'm not sure thats your differential. Is it a hollow sound? Could be your airbox.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    airbox? Its like a rattle vibration sound. similar to a loose heat shield. Any ideas's? Its driving me nuts. Ive crawled under there and cant find anything...
     
  4. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    you step on the gas, the front comes up, the c/v angles are more severe and the joints are clunking? does the frequecy speed up along with the vehicle speed while you accelerate?
     
  5. Nov 2, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    nope it is just a little rattle then it stops. I dont think it is the CV's anymore. I am gonna get under there is a little bit and try to find out. I am not accelerating enough to pick the front end up that much. It is pretty much just making noise at this point
     
  6. Nov 2, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    ok good luck.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    GOT IT! It was the heat shields on the resonator right underneath the cab. One of the screws had rusted out and the shield was just rattling around. The shields have been removed and my truck is happy again.
     
  8. Dec 19, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    Mine started doing the same thing. Did you replace them, or are you just going to keep them off?
     
  9. Apr 9, 2012 at 12:01 AM
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    mine is doing the same thing. Did you end up replacing them or leaving them off?
     
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