2006 Dodge Dakota 4WD ratcheting noise up front when taking off while in 4WD

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Asked by Nov 14, 2013 at 04:05 PM about the 2006 Dodge Dakota ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I have the truck in 4WD and accelerate from stop sign or red light, there is a ratcheting sound. it seems to go away after I get going. Like something is slipping initially. I jacked the truck up off the ground and wiggled the front and rear driveshafts by hand. The front one has a little play and I hear a metallic sound. hard to tell where it is coming from. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Clearly this is one of the Moving components---I am suspecting an unintentional "thread" put there by your brake lathe operator, causing the pads to make with the ratcheting sound until they back away on their slides...tho take a hearty looksee at the U-Joints (the most common failure point)~

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It only makes the noise when I am in 4WD. Sounds like it's coming from front prop (drive) shaft between transfer case and front pumpkin.

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the ujoint arnt the most common failure the centering kit in on the flange is probly bad they dont put grease fitings on thm any more so you get in mud one time toure screwed i sell 10 a week and i tap mine plus a ujoint when it goes bad you get your fillings shaken loose at all speeds

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