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    Default "pinging" noise

    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!

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    Sr. Apprentice
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    San Diego CA


    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..,,
    2000 Chevy Silverado 2WD, single cab, 6 lug, 4.8L V8, Flowmaster, K&N GEN 2 FIPK, Black American Eagle Wheels #186 on 33s BFGoodrich All Terrains, cobra CB radio, Kenwood 1000 watt sound system, optima battery red top.

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    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.

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    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.

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