What I suggest is to first, check the u-joints. Make sure they are tight. If they are, see if there is any play in the pinion bearing. With the parking brake on and no tension in the drive shaft, see if there is any up and down play. Finally, if the sound doesn't change when you make turns, then chances are it has nothing to do with a wheel bearing. At that point, I would remove the differential cover and check for play. Check the ring gear to make sure there is no play and the spider gears.
Friday, June 4th, 2010 AT 11:28 AM