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Bad rear axle bearing with probable damage to inner bearings

Also have rear differential that is leaking. should I just replace the rear axle completely? Where should I look for one? any suggestions?
what should I expect the cost to be approximately?

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If you have a bad bearing than there is probably metal throughout the whole rear end. I would contact a toyota wrecking yard and price a complete rear end for your vehicle. Search online for a toyota wrecking yard in your area. A complete rear end will be around $600 dollars.

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IN-VEHICLE REPAIR Rear Wheel Bearing and Axle Shaft Oil Seal -4.0L SOHC and 4.0L EI, Conventional
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Axle Shaft Removal
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not use heat to loosen a seized lug nut. Heat can damage the wheel (1007) and the rear wheel bearings (1225).
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    1. Remove the center cap.
    1. With the weight of the vehicle on the wheels, loosen the lug nuts.
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
    1. Remove the lug nuts.
    1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  1. Remove the axle housing cover (4033).
    1. Loosen the axle housing cover bolts (4346) and drain the rear axle (4001).
    1. Remove the axle housing cover bolts.
    1. Remove the axle housing cover.
  1. Remove the rear disc brake rotors (2C026); refer to Section 206-04 .
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Once the differential pinion shaft (4211) has been removed, turning the differential case (4204) or an axle shaft (4234) will cause the differential pinion gears (4215) to fall out of the assembly. This could result in chipped or damaged components.
    Remove the differential pinion shaft.
    1. Remove the differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
    1. Remove the differential pinion shaft.
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-rings in the U-washer grooves.
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    1. Push the axle shafts inboard.
    1. Remove the U-washers.
  1. Reinstall the differential pinion shaft.
    1. Install the differential pinion shaft.
    1. Install the differential pinion shaft lock bolt finger-tight.
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the inner wheel bearing oil seal (1177).
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Installation
  1. Lubricate the lip of the inner wheel bearing oil seal.
    • Use Premium Long-Life Grease XG-1-C or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESA-M1C75-B.
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Once the differential pinion shaft has been removed, turning the differential case or an axle shaft will cause the differential pinion gears to fall out of the assembly. This could result in chipped or damaged components.
    Remove the differential pinion shaft.
    1. Remove the differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
    1. Remove the differential pinion shaft.
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the inner wheel bearing oil seal.
    Install the two axle shafts.
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-rings in the U-washer grooves.
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    1. Position the two U-washers on the button end of the axle shafts.
    1. Pull the axle shafts outward.
  1. Install the differential pinion shaft.
    1. Align the hole in the differential pinion shaft with the differential pinion shaft lock bolt hole.
    1. Install the differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
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  1. Install the axle housing cover and fill the rear axle housing (4010) with 2.4 liters (5.5 pints) of specified lubricant; refer to Axle Housing Cover in this section.
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: Always remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign material that may be present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub or rear disc brake rotor that contacts the wheel. Installing wheels without proper metal-to-metal contact at the wheel mounting surfaces can cause the lug nut to loosen and the wheel to come off while the vehicle is in motion, causing loss of control.
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  1. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
    1. Position the tire and wheel assembly.
    1. Install the lug nuts and lower the vehicle.
    1. Tighten the lug nuts.
    1. Install the center cap.


  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Never remove the axle shaft oil seal by itself. Always remove the rear wheel bearing and the axle shaft oil seal at the same time.
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  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Remove the differential housing cover and drain the lubricant.
  4. Remove the rear brake drums.
  1. Remove the differential pinion shaft.
1
Remove and discard the differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
2
Remove the differential pinion shaft.
  1. CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-rings in the axle shaft grooves.
Remove the U-washers.
1
Push the axle shafts.
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  1. CAUTION: Do not damage the inner wheel bearing oil seal.
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  1. CAUTION: Do not damage the inner wheel bearing oil seal.
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  1. CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-rings in the U-washer grooves

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8. CAUTION: Once the differential pinion shaft (4211) has been removed, turning the differential case (4204) or an axle shaft (4234) will cause the differential pinion gears (4215) to fall out of the assembly. This could result in chipped or damaged components.
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  1. Push the axle shafts inboard.
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    1. Install the differential pinion shaft.
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  1. CAUTION: Once the differential pinion shaft has been removed, turning the differential case or an axle shaft will cause the differential pinion gears to fall out of the assembly. This could result in chipped or damaged components.
  2. Remove the differential pinion shaft.
  3. Remove the differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
  4. Remove the differential pinion shaft.
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      1. Install the differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
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                                                            Removal
                                                            sra~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: The rear brake anti-lock sensor must be removed before the axle shafts are removed. The rear brake anti-lock sensor is bolted on the rear disc brake caliper anchor plate.
                                                            1. Raise vehicle to desired working height. Refer to Section 00-02 . Remove rear wheel (1007) and tire assembly. Remove rear disc brake calipers (2552) and rear disc brake rotors (2C026) .




                                                            1. Clean all dirt from area of axle housing cover with a wire brush and/or cloth.
                                                            1. Drain rear axle lubricant by removing the axle housing cover .
                                                            1. Remove differential pinion shaft lock pin and differential pinion shaft .


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                                                            1. Push flanged end of the axle shafts toward the center of the vehicle and remove the rear axle shaft retaining u-washer from the button end of the axle shaft .



                                                            1. Remove axle shaft from the rear axle housing , being careful not to damage the inner wheel bearing oil seal (1177) and rear brake anti-lock sensor ring.
                                                            Installation
                                                            NOTE: Check for presence of rear axle shaft o-ring (4A332) on the spline end of the shaft and install if not present.
                                                            sra~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Care must be taken not to let axle shaft splines damage oil seal or bearing assembly.
                                                            1. Carefully slide axle shaft into rear axle housing without damaging rear wheel bearing (1225) or rear brake anti-lock sensor indicator (2C189) . Start splines into side gear and push firmly until the button end of axle shaft can be seen in the differential case .
                                                            1. Install the rear axle shaft retaining u-washer on the button end of the axle shaft splines, then pull the shaft outboard until the shaft splines engage and the rear axle shaft retaining u-washer seats in the counterbore of the differential side gear .
                                                            1. Position the differential pinion shaft through the differential case and differential pinion gears , aligning the hole in the differential pinion shaft with the lock bolt hole. Apply Rear Axle Lubricant to differential pinion shaft lock pin . Install differential pinion shaft lock pin and tighten to 20-41 Nm (15-30 lb-ft). sra~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Differential pinion shaft lock pin must be tightened to specification using Stud and Bearing Mount E0AZ-19554-BA (WSK-M2G349-A1) or equivalent.




                                                              NOTE: Axle housing cover must be installed within 15 minutes of application of the silicone rubber or new silicone rubber must be applied.
                                                              sra~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Make sure machined surfaces on both axle housing cover and rear axle housing are clean before installing the new silicone sealant. Inside of axle must be covered when cleaning the machined surface to prevent axle contamination. Tighten the cover bolts in a crosswise pattern to ensure uniform draw on axle housing cover .
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                                                            1. Install rear disc brake caliper and rear disc brake rotor .
                                                            1. Install wheels and tires.
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                                                              sra~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Installation of rear wheel bearing or inner wheel bearing oil seal assembly without proper tool may result in an early bearing or seal failure. If inner wheel bearing oil seal becomes cocked in bore during installation, remove it and install a new one.
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                                                            1. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
                                                            1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
                                                            1. Remove the rear brake disc (2C026). For additional information, refer to Section 206-04 .
                                                            1. Remove the differential housing cover (4033) and drain the lubricant. For additional information, refer to Differential Housing Cover in this section.
                                                            1. Remove the differential pinion shaft (4211).
                                                              1. Remove the differential pinion shaft lock bolt (4241).
                                                              1. Remove the differential pinion shaft.
                                                            1. s3b~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-ring in the axle shaft groove.
                                                              Remove the U-washer (4N237).
                                                              1. Push the axle shafts (4234) inboard.
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                                                            1. s3b~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Damage to the rear brake anti-lock sensor (2C190) may occur if it is not removed before the axle shaft.
                                                              Carefully remove the rear brake anti-lock sensor. For additional information, refer to Section 206-09A .
                                                            1. s3b~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the wheel bearing oil seal.
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                                                            1. NOTE: If the wheel bearing oil seal is leaking, the axle housing vent may be plugged.
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                                                            Installation
                                                            1. Lubricate the new rear wheel bearing with the specified lubricant.
                                                            1. Using the special tools, install the new rear wheel bearing.
                                                            1. Lubricate the lip of the new wheel bearing oil seal.
                                                              • Use Premium Long-Life Grease XG-1-C or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESA-M1C75-B.
                                                            1. Using the special tools, install the new wheel bearing oil seal.
                                                            1. Install the axle shaft. For additional information, refer to Axle Shaft in this section.

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                                                            1. Lubricate the lip of the wheel bearing oil seal
                                                              • Use Premium Long-Life Grease XG-1-C or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESA-M1C75-B.
                                                            1. s3b~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the wheel bearing oil seal.
                                                              Install the two axle shafts.
                                                            1. s3b~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-ring in the axle shaft groove.
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                                                              1. Position the two U-washers on the button end of the axle shaft.
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                                                            1. Install the rear brakes. For additional information, refer to Section 206-04 .
                                                            1. Install the tire and wheel assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
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                                                            1. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
                                                            1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
                                                            1. Remove the differential housing cover (4033).
                                                              1. Loosen the bolts and drain the lubricant from the rear axle housing (4010).
                                                              1. Remove the bolts.
                                                              1. Remove the differential housing cover.
                                                            Remove the rear brake disc (2C026). For additional information, refer to Section 206-04 .
                                                            1. sxn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Turning the differential case (4204) or an axle shaft (4234) with the differential pinion shaft (4211) removed will cause the differential pinion gears (4215) to fall out of the assembly and damage the components.
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                                                              1. Remove the differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
                                                              1. Remove the differential pinion shaft.
                                                            2. sxn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-ring in the U-washer groove.
                                                            3. Remove the U-washer (4N237).
                                                            4. Push the axle shaft inboard.
                                                            5. Remove the U-washer.
                                                            Reinstall the differential pinion shaft.
                                                            1. Install the differential pinion shaft.
                                                            2. Install the differential pinion shaft lock bolt finger-tight.
                                                            3. sxn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the wheel bearing oil seal (1177).
                                                              Remove the axle shaft.
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                                                            1. Remove the axle shaft (4334). For additional information, refer to Axle Shaft in this section.
                                                            1. sxn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Never remove the wheel bearing oil seal (1177) by itself. Always remove the rear wheel bearing (1225) and the inner wheel bearing oil seal at the same time.
                                                              NOTE: If the wheel bearing oil seal is leaking, the axle housing vent may be plugged with foreign material.
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                                                            Axcel rear noisy


                                                            Your carrier bearings and possibly the pinion bearings are the source if the noise is a low pitched grumble or gravelly noise that starts just about 20 mph and up. If it is louder when quickly changing lanes to the left, it is probably the right wheel bearing, and if it is louder when changing lanes to the right, it is the left wheel bearing. If it is a whine that is really annoying at 45-65 mph, your ring and pinion are probably worn beyond their design specification limit. If your U-joints are OK, but you can hear a loud clunk from the rear when you get on and off the throttle, you definitely have play in your ring and pinion. Have the cover removed and you can sheck this easily. I have worked on several Jeep Grand Cherokee differentials, and the ring an pinion has needed replacing on them all. A few had bad bearings, too. You should probably replace the bearings and the ring and pinion, because the labor is nearly the same and the parts are just a bit more. If you look through the forums on the www you will find many people that replaced the bearings to fix the grumble, only to finish the job and find out they also have the whine.

                                                            Sep 27, 2008 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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