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Brandon73
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Sep 6, 2011, 3:05 PM

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Drive Axle rubbing on frame. Sign In

Hello all, first question here & i'm hoping someone can help. I have a 2003 chevy silverado stepside, 5.3L. has a 3.5" body lift and a 3" suspension lift. It's in excellent condition,24,000 miles. 35" tires on 15" rims. not sure if that info is crucial to this problem so i included it. Anyway, i noticed a rubbing sound today, thought maybe a wheel well shroud had popped out & was rubbing on the tire. however i eventually noticed a cylinder on the inner portion of my drive axle just inside (toward the engine) of the inner boot was rubbing on a portion (bolt head) of the frame that drops down off the main beam. I am having a slight alignment issue at the moment & i'm not sure if this cold be why. Just started today & i'm unaware of anything that has changed. The noise is getting louder and the cylinder looks freshly scored. Not sure if i should even drive it. Any feedback would be much appreciated. I'd be happy to provide any additional info as well.

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BC


Discretesignals
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Sep 6, 2011, 4:44 PM

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Re: Drive Axle rubbing on frame. Sign In

Which side is this on?

Did you check the axle flange to see if it popped out of the front end?





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Sep 6, 2011, 4:46 PM)


Brandon73
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Sep 6, 2011, 8:23 PM

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Re: Drive Axle rubbing on frame. Sign In

yeah nothing has dislodged completely. it looks to me like it's an aluminum spacer placed between the end of the drive axle and the portion that comes out of the front pumpkin. which is probably part of the suspension lift i guess. this lift was on the truck when i bought it. maybe things could have shifted to the point the spacer is now rubbing against the frame?? since the positioning of these parts are lower in relation to the frame than they would be with stock suspension..... i could be wrong of course, just a guess.






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