Column shifter will not shift down to 1 position also there is a rattling sound on 1999 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup

Sounds like it's coming from the front or middle hard to tell also there's a grinding sound intermittently coming from the front or middle hard to tell that's causing performance issues compromises the torque it mainly happens when going over the bumps and the rattling starts but not always sometimes is grinds all on its own usually at speeds under 40 mph couple of times when slowing down coming off the freeway.i do have a bad pitman arm and I did just change the brakes on all four tires is it something with that or the pitman arm? Fluid levels in transfer case or rear dif.? Front drive shaft u-joints or rear drive shaft? I noticed some of the grease grommets were deflated? Please help it's my work vehicle. Thanks

by in Saint Paul, MN on June 01, 2014
1 answer
ANSWER by on June 02, 2014
To hard to speculate on that. Possible front hub/bearing, front diff, transfer case etc. The rattle could be the pitman, ball joints, etc. You will need to have it looked at for anyone to be able to diagnosis those concerns. Feel free to contact me if you'd like.