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98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:34:12 pm »
I am running out of ideas, I have a 98 Z71 4x4 and driving in 2 wheel drive it makes a growl noise from the front end after about 40mph, put in 4 high and it goes away and stays away when going back to 2 wheel dr. when in 2 wheel it does not drive like its in 4 wheel so I know it is not stiking in 4 wheel dr. Is this a common problem with these? it has 115k on it. Other then that it runs good, shifts good, etc.  Any ideas will help.
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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2014, 10:48:46 pm »
have to ask.....have you checked fluid levels ?

bearings can make growling noises.  sounds like it could be coming from transfer case. :-\
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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2014, 11:15:09 pm »
Yes. All fluids hood and replaced just recently. Axles and transfer case

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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2014, 05:41:21 am »
I would check the front wheel bearings

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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2014, 05:54:34 am »
You think the front wheel bearings were noisy it would go away when in 4x?

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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2014, 06:33:23 am »
It's the vacuum pod and or cable it's mounted under your battery locate it and then follow the vacuum hoses from it to the engine and make sure there not broken. What its trying to do is go onto 4x4 by itself

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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2014, 06:34:52 am »
And yes its a common problem. All the 4x4 truck use a simular system

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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014, 09:13:38 am »
I thought it might be something common. I kinda thought that's what it seems like. I'll check that out. Thanks

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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2014, 11:26:13 am »
well....in 2x the bearings are running on the coast side...in 4x they run on driven side.  driven side must be quieter than coast side, then when going back down to 2x...seems like bearings favor the driven side and run quieter.  these are just my ideas im throwing out.
i know gears can sound like that....when on/off throttle.
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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2014, 11:49:59 am »
The noise doesn't change if on the throttle or not. If in 4x there would be pressure on then to quiet them. I will check that too.

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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2014, 02:21:45 pm »
It's not the bearings other wise the noise would change while under a load. It's the ingagement fork on the front axle shift trying to pull the synchro hub into the axle engagement teeth. There's a million you tube videos on this. I had a problem with the 4x4 on my s10 just like yours. Thank fully my Tahoe hasn't done it yet

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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2014, 03:32:25 pm »
It's not the bearings other wise the noise would change while under a load. It's the ingagement fork on the front axle shift trying to pull the synchro hub into the axle engagement teeth. There's a million you tube videos on this. I had a problem with the 4x4 on my s10 just like yours. Thank fully my Tahoe hasn't done it yet

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I'm a tech at a Chevy dealer here in va and common problem is front 4wd actuator that runs of vacuum and not fully did engaging. Most common on 01-04 truck Tahoe denali Yukon and escalade
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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2014, 07:50:54 pm »

I'm a tech at a Chevy dealer here in va and common problem is front 4wd actuator that runs of vacuum and not fully did engaging. Most common on 01-04 truck Tahoe denali Yukon and escalade
maby you can help me out 96 suburban head lights only work on high beams


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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2014, 08:02:50 pm »
You try to swap hi n lo beam relays?
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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2014, 05:48:07 am »
Probably the switch on the steering colum that's the most common on those
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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2014, 09:12:02 am »

Probably the switch on the steering colum that's the most common on those

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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2014, 10:32:56 am »

You try to swap hi n lo beam relays?
where can I find those relays.  Just replaced the muti function switch and they still don't work


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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2014, 11:04:20 am »
Under hood junction box
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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2014, 11:04:49 am »
where can I find those relays.  Just replaced the muti function switch and they still don't work


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should be on the drivers side
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Re: 98 Silverado Z71 4x4 growl noise
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2014, 11:34:10 am »

Under hood junction box
ive looked in that box and nothin stating a relay for head lights  even looked under dash


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