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Smooth Grinding noise From Under Vehicle

The noise I hear on a 98 C1500 sounds like it comes from the rear of the truck where the differential is. I cant hear the noise from outside the truck when someone else is driving it also the noise is affected by the up and down movement of the bed. we use it to haul a full size trailer so I believe this has an effect on it also. the noise is smooth like grinder on a knife and is not so subtle

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Bad rear differential or rear wheel bearings. Good Luck

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