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Old 03-23-2013, 06:28 PM
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Im new here and i cant figure out where the noise is coming from in my rearend. Ive taken the cover off and there is no noise coming from in side but when you turn the wheels you can hear a grind/howl noise coming from the sides. is it the bearings? There is alot of shavings in the bottom but all the teeth look good. Never really messed with a rearend so have no idea. So any help would be appreciated
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I can about guarantee the pinion and side bearings are toast. If you replace them before they can cause any damage to the ring and pinion, you'll save yourself several hundred dollars.
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Thanks for the reply. im going to pull the axles and see what the bearings look like.
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You'll need to take down the entire rear end to see the pinion bearings.
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I have the same problem, just as I went over 100k. going to take to mechanic to solve problem
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Jack up the rear wheels and move them up and down (pry-bar underneath) to look for movement. Just about any movement will indicate a worn axle bearing. You can also look for moisture on the inside of the tire to indicate the axle bearing has been moving and caused the seal to wear.

Usually an axle bearing will produce a rhythmic hum while driving.

The pinion seems to make more noise on deceleration as when you let off the throttle.
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