I noticed a cloncking noise fromrear wheels so ijacked up the back axle and found i could pull the wheel out from the axle about 8th of a inch or more should there be this much end float how do i take it up wheel is tight whole half shaft slides 8th or more
Drivers side? Mine did that when I bought it used and they rigged it with me not knowing it. I ended up replacing the whole
rear end assembly to fix the problem. That was the best and cost effective fix for me.
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Sounds as if the gears may be broken in the rear axle, the front axle will pull the car if in four wheel drive but when in 2 wheel drive only the rear axle pulls. Get the back tires off the ground and turn the rear end by the wheels. You may or may not hear any noise but if it is in park it you should feel some resistance if the gears are in good shape, will likely turn freely or lock up completely in spots if the gears are broken.
Ticking in motor after engine heats up- do you keep your oil changed every 3,000 miles? Broken down and dirty oil will cause this. Squeek over bumps could be bad strut or it could be related to the harsh grinding noise going around turns. That is indicative of a bad CV joint or wheel bearing.
Raise car on side noise is coming from. Grab wheel with both hands and pull/push on wheel then wiggle back and forth. Feel excessive play? Grab drive axle also doing same thing feel for play or notice if rubber boot on drive axle torn or separated from axle. Usually you will feel play or notice a kind of clunking. I would say replace CV joint and wheel bearing at the same time as one will usually affect the other and both will be bad if one has went out. Not an easy fix and requires special tools. Take to a qualified mechanic, it will save you a big headache.
Rear end is a lockup dif. This couples both wheels.It has clutches that allow inner and outer weels to turn at different speeds when going around corner, thus eliminating most tire scrub. If noise is coming from dif. change dif oil and redress clutches.Driving in a straight line with a lockup dif. would not normally be noticed,because both rear wheels are travelling at the same speed.
i am not mechanic but realise logic control senses excessive rear wheel spin and transfers some torque to front wheels. try quick take off on gravel road to see which wheels dig in or have friend spot if front wheels are driving when they should be. could be simple corrosian at wiring harness. unplug and spray with contact cleaner and re connect and re try. this wont cost you anything.
i will tell you right off this is a job for a qualified mechanic,the axle has to be pulled off first you jack up that wheel dismantle the brakes and rotor and behind the axle hub are four bolts that hold on the axle remove them and axle will come off the rear end cover does not have to come off and the axle fluid also does not have to come out,but now that axle is out you will notice that a wheel bearing is holding the seal in place this is pressed in you can buy these as a set at the dealer but must be removed by a pro. as not to harm axle and it has to be pressed back in
first thing you'll have to jack the rear wheels and put the car on axle stands both sides.
Put some good wheel chokes in front and make sure the car is sitting nice on the stands.
Check for any excess play at the wheel hub by moving it side ways and up & down.
Now start the car, put it in drive and let the wheel turn and carefully put your hand on the rear suspension and feel if you sense any "rough" noise or humming noise. This is how you can diagnose the rear wheel bearings.