April 5, 2004I went out 4x4ing and afterwards, I noticed that my truck was making a squeaking sound (sounds like a squeaky wagon wheel) whenever I am coasting. It will stop if I place my foot on the gas and accelerate.
I jacked the rear of the truck off the ground and rotated the driveshaft with my hands. I listened and traced the noise to what I think is the tailshaft of the transfer case. Here the sound sounds like rubber squeaking against steel. I tried shooting a bit of lubricant under the rubber boot there, but it didn't help.
I say "I think it is coming from the tailshaft of the transfer case" as when I am lying under the truck, it seems to be coming from the center of the driveshaft. Putting your ear next to the driveshaft, it fades a lot faster when go towards the axle than when you go towards the transfer case. It maintains about the same "level" when you go from the center of the driveshaft to the transfer case.
Anyone got any ideas? I don't want to really start ripping apart the transfer case tailshaft to find something silly (or nothing at all).
Chris "Thermo" Coleman and Nukie, the radioactive 97 X