So after I finished up doing some work on the front end I put the tire back on the right front while it wsa still in the air and gave it a spin to hear the bearing. I heard a ratchiting sound comming from the t-case. So I started spinning the front drive shaft (diff lock not engaged) and I hear and feel a distinct ratchiting type noise and it feels like it tightnings up and then goes free as I turn it. There is some play in the u joints but not much, what is going on?
The truck is driving fine except for all the other problems
OK so... I went back out to mess around with it and I engaged the center difflock then went to trun the drive shaft and it was locked (good). But when I disengaged the center diff lock I turned the front drive shaft again and the ratcheting sound was gone...totally smooth and no ratchiting. I'm sure there was a sound, It was loud and fron the transfer case.
Rover gremlins... or something to be concerned about??
FYI I was just changing bushings and tightning wheel bearings... nothin in the drive train.