Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
Sorry to hear that you're having problems finding the source of the noise. I don't have any other bright ideas beyond rechecking the usual suspects - like the perches and u-joints. Sometimes problems seem to "hide" - my perches bent just a little and I didn't catch it - I've also had u-joints start to fail but not show any slop even when they were making noise. I assume you had the car up on jackstands and in neutral when you checked the driveshaft so you could rotate it? Of course, u-joints should make more noise when you switch from forward to reverse?
Re: the wife - you're on your own. Mine gives me a little picture of her giving me the "evil eye" so I know I'm not getting away with anything when she's not around!