CoolBlueSS Posted April 12, 2005 Report Share Posted April 12, 2005 Took my truck in last Saturday for a gear howl. I thought it was the front, but it was the rear. Also had the grinding, groaning noise on low speed turns. Took the cover off the rear, and it was full of metal shavings. Bearings were scored pretty bad, and the rear pinion bearing had spun on the pinion shaft. I have just over 30K miles on my 03. They replaced the ring and pinion, all associated berings and seals, and alot of the noise is gone. The tech test drove it, and still heard some whine and grind, this time from the front. So, I drove it home last night, and it is much quieter and smoother. Today they took apart the front diff, and there was quite a bit of metal there too. One of the side bearings is scored so bad you can catch your fingernail in the grooves. I wont get it back till tomorrow, because we had to order the ring and pinion. I'll keep y'all posted if anyone is interested. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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