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Unread 02-23-2008, 09:17 PM   #1
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Grinding noise

So out of no where i have been hearing a grinding noise from the frotn axle right at the pinion seal. What could this be?

Alonzo

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Unread 02-23-2008, 09:29 PM   #2
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pinion bearings maybe ... does it have a lot of play....
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Unread 02-23-2008, 09:32 PM   #3
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well here is some more info for ya... i am leaking right there at the pinion... play... i am not to sure i dont think so.
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
4.0L Engine w/ 231 TC

IRO 4.5" Lift on Kumho 31" MT
IRO frnt adj. track bar w/ mount
Bilstein 5150 shocks
JKS Quick Disconnects
JCR 1 Ton steering
Addco Front Sway bar
Flowmaster muffler
K&N air filter
2 Pro Comp 2 KC lights on KOR light bar
Coleman roof rack

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Unread 02-23-2008, 09:55 PM   #4
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time to buy the axles. not sure but maybe the rear guts would swap into the jeep
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Unread 02-24-2008, 10:51 AM   #5
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alright check it out... i buy this front axle with the gears and the soft locker. And isnt it true like a 84 cherokee already comes stock with 4 11 gears or somethin? Could I just go to the junk yard pick one up and ill be good?
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
4.0L Engine w/ 231 TC

IRO 4.5" Lift on Kumho 31" MT
IRO frnt adj. track bar w/ mount
Bilstein 5150 shocks
JKS Quick Disconnects
JCR 1 Ton steering
Addco Front Sway bar
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2 Pro Comp 2 KC lights on KOR light bar
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Unread 02-24-2008, 10:51 AM   #6
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or what other options do i have?
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
4.0L Engine w/ 231 TC

IRO 4.5" Lift on Kumho 31" MT
IRO frnt adj. track bar w/ mount
Bilstein 5150 shocks
JKS Quick Disconnects
JCR 1 Ton steering
Addco Front Sway bar
Flowmaster muffler
K&N air filter
2 Pro Comp 2 KC lights on KOR light bar
Coleman roof rack

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Unread 02-24-2008, 11:16 AM   #7
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So out of no where i have been hearing a grinding noise from the frotn axle right at the pinion seal. What could this be?

Alonzo

How have you determined that the grinding noise is indeed coming from the pinion?
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