Question about Jeep Grand Cherokee
THE REAR WHEEL BEARINGS ARE MAKING A HOWLING NOISE WHEN TURNING SHARPLY TO THE RIGHT. I THINK THAT THE DIFFERENTIAL TOO TIGHT...OR THE BEARINGS ARE TOO TIGHT!!!
Pull the diff cover and check for metal. To remove the axles, look at the diff, there is a bolt to remove to get the center pin out. Then remove tires and push in on the axle. Remove the "C" clip that holds the axles in. Pull out the axles. To remove the diff, remove the four bolts on the carrier. Be careful as some diffs will fall out. On Jeeps there is an access hole to back the large nuts off the bearings. Just release on side. If you have bad bearings on the diff, you need to replace the pinion bearings also. When I do bearings on the rear axle, I do all of them, plus the seals.
Posted on May 02, 2015
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No they are bad, unless its brakes
a real mech , checks both.
its one or the other, or worse. bad axle gear/bearings/
the fsm covers both. ever seen the real book? on this car.
the ZJ book is here and free
posted like 100+ times, now......
keep in mind jeeps may have different axles.
2wd, 4wd, and locking axles (options)
models 30, 35 and 44 so the details vary that is why the book wins here. the real book wins.
diagnosis is an other matter, i have an electronic stethoscope
that allows me to drive and hear each bearing. cost me $35.
id inspect brakes first. after all they are in clear easy view.
make sure the brake parts are not seized. that includes
the Emg. brake parts !!!
does you car have ABS brakes?
some have drums others have rear disc brakes, the linked FSM
for example disc calipers can fail in many ways
emg brake part stuck.
cracked rotors, or warped.
so that be first a real brake inspection on side that makes noise.
if the brakes are ok, then axle bearings are checked next
if you feel radial play they are BAD.
and more. ask.
Posted on May 02, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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