hello everyone. have a 03 silverado z71 ext. cab. during fast acceleration or while shifting from 1st -> 2nd and 2nd -> 3rd, there in a loud "pinging" noise in the rear it sounds. There is no play in either driveshaft and no vibration while cruising. Does anyone know if this could be the u-joints or the ring and pinion? Any other ideas?? please help!
Hi, I got the same problem on my 00 silverado single cab and can't figure it out, I have taking it to two diff shops and the first shop said that I needed new shocks and the other place just gave up..,,
i replaced the u-joints, but it is still pinging. looks like ill just be lettin it ride like it is. it runs fine no vibration or hard shifting, so im not sure.
Try pumping the slip joint full of grease.
The drive shaft is a large hollow tube that amplifies any noise, sometimes when the slipjoint isnt packed with grease like it should be it'll give pinging sound.