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SPIDER GEARS HAVE BROKEN IN REAR AXLE

2001 CHEVY TAHOE, REAR END WAS MAKING NOISE FOR A WHILE TOOK IT TO THE MECHANIC TOLD HIM TO CHECK THE WHOLE TRUCK ALL HE FIXED WAS THE FRONT END REAR END WAS STILL MAKING NOISE BEFORE I HAD A CHANCE TO TAKE IT BACK TO HIM IT STARTED MAKING THIS HORRIBLE POPPING NOISE WHEN I TURNED THE WHEEL LEFT AND REVERSED. TOOK IT IN AND THE MECHANIC SAYS ITS THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL AND I SHOULD REPLACE THE ENTIRE REAR AXLE FROM A JUNK YARD WHICH WILL COST MY CLOSE TO 1000.00. MY QUESTION IS WHY NOT JUST REPLACE THE SPIDER GEARS SINCE THAT IS WHAT BROKE? LESS MONEY AND SOLVES THE PROBLEM HE SAYS MY DIFFERNETIAL MAY STILL MAKE NOISE. WHICH IS THE BEST CHOICE??? STRAPPED FOR CASH BUT WANT THE ISSUE FIXED...

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Hi i had the same it was my four drive case

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You say the rear wheel axles and bearings have been replaced, you mention nothing of the front wheels, you have the symptoms of a front wheel bearing being worn out, remove them and check for pitting in the bearing rollers or the bearing races, I am sure you will find a problem. Hope this helps solve your issue with the bearing noise.

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Check the U-joints and axle baerings. But its most likely because the truck is in four wheel drive.

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Front end and rear end differential

The 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee was prone to bad diff bearings because they changed the plant where they were made. The new plant used inferior materials. The only way to fix it is to replace and set the diff clearences.

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hello i will help u.there is an additive you can add to the differential to stop this problem.you can find it by going to a good auto parts store.But otherwise your noise is common.and not a major problem.

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SOURCE: 2002 Tahoe: rear differential is making a growling noise. I re...

Worn rear pinion bearing or worn gear set

Posted on May 29, 2010

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