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Old 05-07-2009, 10:45 PM   #1
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need help with rear end

i have a 94 4.0 5 speed trans everything stock and loven it . i believe my rear end is going out i get a grinding noise after driving for 30 minutes or so (it used to a be longer distance but slowly seemed to get worse) . I believe its the rear end because i bought the jeep with a wrong size tire (smaller) on the rear passenger side and no spare . heres some information to help, the grinding doesn’t happen when going straight only when turning .

so im planning on buying a rear end from a pick a part and swapping . any suggestions does other rear ends work? say from a Cherokee or what not .

im open for suggestions and your knowledge is greatly appreciated .
Thank you

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Old 05-07-2009, 10:54 PM   #2
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you have a yj and this is the tj section but no big deal. sounds like your spider gears are shot. i would just replace the diff and not worry about the rest of the axle unless you are trying to put a d44 or something a little beefier back there. you can find used oped diffs cheap and its not a hard swap out.

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Old 05-07-2009, 10:54 PM   #3
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Welcome to WF Gone Jeeping. I moved you over to the YJ forum
Just getting to work is an adventure.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:00 PM   #4
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thanks guys for moving me i realized i was in the wrong area . and thanks i goneing to open up the diff on saturday and take a look a the spider gears while im doing that should i check my axles if so what do i look for ? and again thanks
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:51 PM   #5
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I am having the same kind of noise when i turn from the rear after i drive for a bout 30 minutes. did you replace the rear end? was it hard to do? how much did it run?
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