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I have now been the proud owner of a 2005 Aqua Blur Chevy R for about a month now. I have noticed when I put the vehicle in gear (reverse or drive) and hit the gas, I hear a "ticking" or "tinging" sound that sounds like it is coming from under the vehicle. Any ideas as to what this sound is? :blur:
 

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It has more than likely been discussed in the past if you can find the thread. Mine has been making that sound since 2010. It emanates from the rear of the driveshaft or front of the rear end I believe. Steve


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It's the aluminum drive shaft nothing to worry about just about every single on does it . It's the nature of the drive shaft
 

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I have now been the proud owner of a 2005 Aqua Blur Chevy R for about a month now. I have noticed when I put the vehicle in gear (reverse or drive) and hit the gas, I hear a "ticking" or "tinging" sound that sounds like it is coming from under the vehicle. Any ideas as to what this sound is? :blur:
Depending on the miles, it could be the normal aluminum driveshaft ting or a bad u joint. Best to check it by moving the shaft at each end up and down and rotating to check for movement of the joint.
 

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Fix the "Ting"

Depending on the miles, it could be the normal aluminum driveshaft ting or a bad u joint. Best to check it by moving the shaft at each end up and down and rotating to check for movement of the joint.
If you want to stop this noise loosen the 4 bolts on the rear driveshaft yoke and spray with WD-40 or similar lube and retighten. Your driveshaft will no longer "ting"
 

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Could this age old problem be sooo easily solved?
My 'ting' continues to be worrisome and I've read all the posts....everything from the Reinhart driveshaft to 'just turn up the radio volume', but it doesn't appear a lasting solution has yet been discovered. Any new thoughts or ideas?
I'm going to try this one too, but honestly a quick squirt of WD 40 seems way too good to be true.
 

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In the old days I had a shop in California and guys would come in with stick shift vehicles that had that same ping or ting sound when they took off sometimes. We determined it was the splines on the driveshaft where it slips into the transmission made this sound due to it sliding in and out because the suspension would flex after stopping and again when taking off. The way we fixed it was to remove the drive shaft and apply grease to the splines and put it back on and WOW it was fixed. Didn't hurt anything just annoying. Good luck.
 

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Mark....it's a "product of the beast" type of thing. it is the aluminum. you can buy a steel driveshaft and the "Dreaded Tink" will go away, or, you can Embrace it as your own sound. if it pizzez ya off, spend the money for a steel one.
Purple Hawk had one replaced to steel, under warranty due to a "triple tink" in front of the Regional Rep from GM. in the early years, it used to be humorous (as we all knew it existed) to hear all the trucks fire up for a rally and hear All of Them "Tink" all at once.... the Tink is known to be normal and Not a recall item.
 
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