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Unread 03-01-2009, 10:10 PM   #1
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Angry Swallows

I have the classic angry swallows issue and I am going to try to pinpoint it tommorrow. I want to fix the noise, but plan to upgrade to a SYE and a Tom Woods DS. I only want to replace the noisy U joint. Any suggestions from past experience on which one to replace first, or is it usually a random u-joint ??

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Unread 03-01-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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It's usually the CV joint in the front driveshaft.
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Unread 03-01-2009, 10:13 PM   #3
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Angry swallows? sounds naughty
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Unread 03-01-2009, 10:52 PM   #4
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Ya I Figured The Front, But Is It The One From The Ds To The Axle Or The Two Out Of The T-case
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Unread 03-02-2009, 12:20 AM   #5
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Mine were the ones from the T-case, a double U-joint thing with a steel ball. It has a name, I can't re-call it at the moment. Double something joint. Hey, don't laugh. Well, ok, I'm laughing, go ahead, I'm having my Senior Moment thing.
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Unread 03-02-2009, 12:27 AM   #6
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The Double Cardan joint. ^^You were on the right track. To the OP: I think they're usually called "angry sparrows" and you'd have a much better result in a search.

Mine were accompanied by a clunking because I waited too long to fix it. Front driveshaft. It was the "ball centering kit" inside that Double cardan joint (also sometimes called constant Velocity, CV, joint) If it gets really bad you'll end up replacing the yoke like me!

Got to www.stu-offroad.com for a beautiful write-up on a driveshaft overhaul if you've never done something like this.
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Unread 03-02-2009, 12:42 AM   #7
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Are they African swallows? If so they could probably carry a coconut.

Edit: sorry its almost 3 am, I may or may not be a little slap happy
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Unread 03-02-2009, 12:50 AM   #8
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what they are trying to say is it is not usually the u joint that makes the noise, it is the CV joint in the front axle making that aweful low speed squeal...
This is located on the TC side of the front driveshaft, it's a "ball and socket" looking thing with a little spring in it, dont loose the spring!

This should help:
http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/driv...iveshaft-5.htm
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Unread 03-02-2009, 02:55 AM   #9
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I spent about $30 for all three for my front DS. It silenced the Swallows/Sparrows/F-in birds.

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They're sparrows not swallows.
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i thought this was going to be a thread about somebodys wife/girlfriend. sorry i had to.

why fart around just replacing one, while you have everything out replace them all
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Unread 03-02-2009, 07:05 AM   #12
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The noise maker is the centering ball assembly found between the two u-joints at the transfer case end of the drive shaft.

You've got to disassemble the u-joints to replace it so you might as well replace them while you're there. Since you've gone this far you might as well replace the third u-joint also.
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What's this sound like, cause I think i might be having some angry birds in there. I have a super annoying squeaking noise coming from somewhere under there, I either thought it was my brakes or a driveshaft so more insight on this would be great. WHat's it sound like? What you need to replace? COst? Thanks in advance!
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Unread 03-02-2009, 07:30 AM   #14
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Where did you get the parts for 30 Bucks bblhead?
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What's this sound like, cause I think i might be having some angry birds in there. I have a super annoying squeaking noise coming from somewhere under there, I either thought it was my brakes or a driveshaft so more insight on this would be great. WHat's it sound like? What you need to replace? COst? Thanks in advance!
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