2004 Chevy Silverado Clicking

Tiny
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 68,000 MILES
I have a 2004 Chevy Silverado and there is a clicking noise coming from under the vehicle when the truck is moving slow (~10mph). The clicking noise goes away at speeds faster than 10mph. I had the rear universal joint replaced and all other universal joints inspected. The clicking noise does not get worse when the wheels are turned and there is no indication that the cv joints are going bad. The truck does not vibrate at high speeds either. Is there anything else that could be checked out? The transmission seems to be operating as it should. I am really baffled by this slight clicking noise. Any ideas or suggestions would be great. Thank you.
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Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 AT 6:45 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

did you drop out the drive shafts and feel the free movement in the uni's, they may have no slop in situ, but they can still be binding up due to rust, you need to endure full and free movement of all the uni's.
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Monday, May 24th, 2010 AT 5:54 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for your reply mhpautos. I think I will go ahead and have the rest of the universal joints replaced. I cannot image it would be anything else making that noise under the truck. Thanks again.
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Monday, May 24th, 2010 AT 7:38 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

on some models on the front shaft at the gear box end they have what is called a double Cardin joint, these are not repairable and they are very expensive, just make sure that this is not worn due to lack of grease if fitted.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, May 24th, 2010 AT 8:28 PM
Tiny
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Well, I have the truck scheduled to go into the shop next week so I guess I'll find out. Thanks again for your much needed in-site and advice.
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Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 AT 7:13 PM
Tiny
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Good luck with this, I hope that it is not a Cardin joint for you wallets sake. Thank you for using 2carpros, you feed back is always welcome.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 AT 7:56 PM

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