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Unread 04-16-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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There is a grind going on somewhere in the front when driving. I can't find where it's coming from and sounds like metal to metal. I checked the front diff it was good and even removed the front drive shaft and was still there.
The thing is its grinding goes away when I hit my breaks And when I'm turning. So I can only hear it when accelerating and coasting.
The breaks don't seam out of wack besides needing to be replaced soon. And the hubs were just replaced not too long ago. Any help on what it is would be great. 97 i6 242 transfer case

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Unread 04-16-2013, 11:36 AM   #2
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Sounds like the unit/hub bearings.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 12:30 PM   #3
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I just replaced it already before this happened. But I'm gonna take it off and check it just to be sure
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Unread 04-16-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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Torque them with a torque wrench?
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Unread 04-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #5
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Yeah I did but I'm gonna take it off and check them still
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Unread 04-18-2013, 05:40 PM   #6
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We'll not my hubs. My axle shafts are fine. Replaced my brake pads.

Still getting the noise. Not sure where to go. But it seems to be coming from my differential. But when I opened it up it seemed fine and nothing seemed outta place. Then again I'm no gear expert.
What could be coming from there but go away when I hit my brakes that's why I'm so b
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Unread 04-18-2013, 05:41 PM   #7
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Baffled.

Any help guys?
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Unread 04-18-2013, 05:44 PM   #8
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Pinion bearing? Do you have a full time case? If so pull the front DS and see it that changes it.

Edit: Theres a procedure to run without shafts so you can confirm that it's the diff, time to take it to somebody who knows diffs, or call it DOA and swap in a JY axle.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 05:56 PM   #9
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No I've got a 242
And I've already ran with out the drive shaft and it was no different.

Any link to that procedure with put that axle shafts? I'd like to try that before spending money.
Kinda low on the dough now days. Hah
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Unread 04-18-2013, 06:05 PM   #10
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No I've got a 242
And I've already ran with out the drive shaft and it was no different.

Any link to that procedure with put that axle shafts? I'd like to try that before spending money.
Kinda low on the dough now days. Hah
Even w/o the drive shaft that pinion gear is still rotating. It could still be making noise even w/o a front ds
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Unread 04-18-2013, 06:24 PM   #11
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I didn't have any up/down or side to side movement in the yolk on the diff. Everything seemed tight any other way to check pinion?
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