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When I am in a stoped position and begin to drive or turn the wheels, a loud sort of slipping or cracking sound followed by a weird humming sound seems to be coming from somewhere in the rear axle. This problem is most apparent after long car rides when the car is warmed up. I asked a mechanic and he has no idea what is wrong with it or how much it will cost to fix. Can you help me?

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  • tip02788 Dec 04, 2008

    There is no noise in the rear axle of my 1995 grand cherokee when it is cold but after moving for 15 to 20 miles a thump is heard with full rotations of the tires. If I stop for a period of time the noise disappears however returns again when it seems to warm up again. I have checked the tires, brakes, backer plate etc however no problems found.

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Sounds like your limited slip differential is having trouble. Change the fluid and add the special slip additive. I also had this problem on my 89 wrangler when I bought new tires and one was undersized causing the differential slip to work constantly. The longer I drove the worse the problem. I got the right size tire and fixed the problem.

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