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AS ALWAYS. Loud noise coming from front differential.

Started out just a low growl and dissappeared when you let off the gas. Now it is continuos. Put it up in the air and checked with steth a scope. Noise coming from front differential or traveling from wheel (driver side) also while off the ground, running, give it gas and the front right wheel turns all the time but drivers slows down to a stop until you give it more gas...Im a race car builder 2 wheel drive only., and this one has me stumped. Mechanic said $1400.00 to fix, but would'nt tell me what it was. HELP

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  • john winthrow Jan 07, 2009

    I think its more than that. we checked the fluid and it was up and started to run out when the plug was unscrewed. i then called last owner and he said tranny fluids and filter were changed in september and fluids topped off in front and rear diff..i just bought this car in november. cant afford a big bill to fix this thing. everyone has a different idea about what is wrong..noise is really loud. you can hear me coming for two blocks at 40 mph. could it be wheel bearing and noise is traveling through housing to the diff. thats where it sounds like it is when off the ground with steth-a-scope..help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Have you change the differential fluid? If not,That's a good place to start.If you have, you may need to repack or replace the wheel bearings.

Also,The front wheels are acting normal,That is what happens with a limited slip differential.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Jan 08, 2009

    Sound can travel like that,But I would drain the differential and replace it with new first.Could be plenty full and still be bad.

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