Need some help with this. '99 TJ stock. I'm getting a loud grinding noise when turning. It will happen when turning from a dead stop, more noticeable when on an incline. After driving 30 min or somitmwill grind whenever you turn 90 degrees. Jeep has close to 140k miles on it.
I opened the rear d35 and some of the spider gears are missing small pieces. The teeth aren't missing or chipped, but some of the teeth are missing small pieces. I had a similar noise in the front which turned out to be a bad wheel bearing.
I have no idea what the problem is. If the worn spider gears were causing the problem, wouldn't it grind all the time? It would not just be intermittent, would it?
Any thoughts would be appreciated. I'm tred of everyone looking at me when I drive cause my Jeep sounds like garbage