Todd Schmalzried wrote:
> On Aug 2, 11:30am, Phil McClay wrote:
> > Subject: Re: Front Driveline Noise?
> > Reply to: RE>Front Driveline Noise?
> > I think that is normal. I have essentially the same truck as a 1994, except
> > have the 5-speed manual transmission. Keep in mind that the front axles,
> > differential, and drive shaft are always turning (no hubs on this baby) and
> There are hubs, kind of. They aren't the old style, on the wheel, but they are
> there. Look under your truck. On both sides of the front pumpkin there will be
> 2 big lumps in the axle. These are the "hubs" for lack of a better term. They
> are vacuum operated if I remember correctly (but it has been a while since I
> was down there). The half shafts up to this point turn all of the time, which I
> don't like, but the diff doesn't.
> > this is probably the source of the hum. The manual transmission also makes
> > noise (shop manual says this is normal too) -- I don't know about the
> > automatic. The hum also seems louder at slower speeds, smoothing out at
> > highway speed. The Wrangler ATs make noise too, but not bad and I like
> I despised my Wranglers, they were dead at 10K. I couldn't turn a corner
> without sounding like I was peeling out, and they sucked in the rain. This is
> only my opinion though, I won't stop you from having yours.
> > I didn't understand the details about the Dakota 4WD system when I bought
> > truck, but now that I do I'm happy with it:
> > - no hubs (and no way to malfunction either going in/out of 4WD)
> > - C/V joints instead of U-joints (better fuel economy)
> > - real (physical) shift lever connected to the transfer case (no push-button
> > electronic shift on the dash for me)
> > - since the front drive train is always turning, there is no speed
> > for shift-on-the-fly in/out of 4WD
> There is a speed restriction around 55mph on the '92.
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