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Front Drive Shaft on Lifted truck problems
My truck is a 2005 F250 with an 8" Fabtech lift and 2" body lift on 38" tires. I just changed my FICM and Fuel Pump on my truck because it kept dying on the road on me. Now, ever since my truck has been running, it has had a horrible smell coming from it when driving and even when it sits. I even had a neighbor call our local gas company because they thought it was a natural gas leak. I thought maybe I had some leak from my pump but there is no leak. The smell is coming from my front axle differential/front drive shaft. My front drive shaft where it connects to the front differential is loose. It does up, down, in and out and the smells seems to be coming from there. Ever since I fixed the fuel issue and drive it, I have noticed a slight thump when I start to move from a stop, which I am guessing comes from here. And thinking back, when I have put the truck on 4x4 over the winter, I had a very weird vibrating/buzzing sound.
I also have had a weird snapping/popping sound coming from the front drivers side suspension or wheel hub/bearing area. A good pal, from the forum, said that I might have a bad angle on my front differential and that may be true for the rear also, since years ago I snapped the rear U joint from the rear shaft. Please see the attached pictures (last 2 pics are of the shaft/diff) and let me know how I can fix it. Is it a quick and easy fix or is it something that needs a shop?
Greatly appreciated guys. I hate that I literally just fixed and spent a lot on one thing and have another thing to worry about now and on top of that I need new tires...MONEY PIT that I've considered selling but would feel bad selling it As-Is to someone else and have them deal with the headaches
2005 Ford F-250 Black/Brown Lariat 4-door/shortbed
8" Fabtech Lift
20" Rims and 38" Tires
MBRP Straight Pipe
Last edited by mad103; 11-25-2013 at 09:21 AM.