Ok, I'm screwed, the back end of the trail jeep (the ****ing reliable one) has developed a howl.
I usually noticed it coming out of one curve transferring from one highway to another on my way home, exit the curve at 30ish and hard on the power, howls and grinds till 50ish then shuts the hell up, hard on the power till 70 and no noise. I kinda hoped it was the antenna being loose from the curve. I took it up a hill around here tonight and it definitely ain't the damn antenna. 30 to 40ish uphill in tight corners for a while and it howls like crazy, the milisecond you're off the throttle and it's gone, back on power and it howls again. Seems to be slightly worse in corners, may be a red herring.
What should I be looking for? I feel like the back may have had new bearings a while ago, but not certain. I had the cover off recently and the internals looked fine. So far my guess is pinion bearing. I don't have a lot of ca$h to go after the wrong thing.
1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 31's, Holes drilled in the roof.
1998 ZJ Platinum Limited 5.9, New engine and trans, no front driveshaft, but it's pretty
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Originally Posted by Texas ZJ1
I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.