Clicking coming from passenger rear tire on 1994 Dodge Ram Van B350

Hello, the back tire has just started a clicking sound. I had a four tires replaced 2 months ago. The van has 104000 mile on it. Do you think it is the rear axle shaft? what is the estimate for a 1994 Dodge Van 350. Thanks, Shawn

by in Irvine, CA on April 02, 2011
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ANSWER by , April 02, 2011
I wouldn't guess at an axle shaft issue. I would absolutely have someone take a look. It could be something inside rear drums (if equipped with drums) that is clicking, like a dislodged spring or retainer. Axle shafts won't make a click noise - they may make a rumble noise from a bearing or something like that. Last, a universal joint on the drive shaft could make some noise.
COMMENT by , April 04, 2011
Hi Dave, Thanks for the information. I will absolutly tell my mechanic too take apart the drum. I just had a new set of tires put on, they probally dislodged it. Any cost estimates on these isuues? Thanks Again, Shawn
COMMENT by , April 04, 2011
If it's something inside the drum, usually the cost of a brake job will cover expenses. Check out the Estimator tool (top of the page) to find out more about brake pricing in your area for your vehicle.
COMMENT by , April 05, 2011
Hi Dave, Thanks for the response. Had the rear brakes done 8-9 months ago. Thanks, Shawn