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1997 Toyota forerunner Rear differential slap. Horrible vibration like u joint but worse. diagnosis?

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Axle bearings may be bad either outside or inside. Also have you checked the gear oil at all?

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Very common problem. This piece is covered by Nissan for 60000 miles or 5 years. And its most likely one of the front u-joints that failed.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Rear differential oil leak

You can buy the step-by-step repair manuals for this truck from your local dealer, it makes things a lot easier.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Rear differential / axle noise and vibration.

A drive shaft that has lost a balancing weight will vibrate between 40 and 50 mph. If not corrected this could damage the input shaft bearing and seal on the differential causing oil leakage. Differentials are fairly indestructible but if run without oil will fail.
As for the front end you should never run the 4wd on dry pavement. The front differential is a posi traction unit that will turn both wheels at the same rate unlike the rear diff that will allow the inner wheel to turn slower than the outer on turns.

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Popping noise from rear end

I would check out the universal joints. Crawl under the vehicle and see if there is any play in them by trying to move around the drive shaft. If there is excessive play then the u joints are the problem. Hope this helps and good luck.

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SOURCE: I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima. It has a low rear

You have one of two things going on. (1) is a wheel bearing going bad, jack up the rear wheels one at the time and turn them by hand and listen for which one is bad. (2) is a break shoe gone and is rubbing the drum. Same way to find which wheel. You will know by the sound, pulling the tire and the drum to see if it is brakes or bearings is the next step.

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