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D60 Question... pls read

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by KRAZIE87K5, Aug 6, 2001.

  1. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    I have a strange noise coming from the driver's side of my D60 axle. It resembles the noise of a rock stuck in a tire almost. It is only noticable while driving slowly, and can be fairly loud at times. The only time it goes away, is if you are applying the brakes.

    BTW... Dana 60 with 35" BFG A/Ts. 6" susp lift w/ 3" body lift. Everything is new, shocks, springs, brakes, etc... Steering is still somewhat loose, but it is tolerable. Noise is present with unlocked hubs.

    Suggestions?

    Does anyone else smell BFGs burning???
    454/TH400/NP205 - 14BFF/D60/w/ 4.10s
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  2. 2Dogs

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    Jack up the wheel and spin.... You should ba able to tell where it is coming from.
    My guesses:
    -brake assembly ruubbing
    -wheel bearings
    -bent suspension or steering pieces

    Check for external rubbing. Check for excessive wheel bearing play. Then remove caliper and remount wheel and spin. Then check bearings visually for wear.

    Dave

    Saw It... Wanted It... Had A Fit... Got It
    91 K5 - in the process of 4" lift with D60/14FF plus LOTS of extras. ETF August 1.
     
  3. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    It sounds like a spun bearing. I have had some metal rattling noise in the front before and found it to be a bad bearing. Just an idea.

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