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bad sound, i mean- not good at all

i have a bad whining sound coming from the rear. ujoints are tight so thats not it. sounds like its coming from the pumpkin itself.

to describe the sound, those who work with wood- it sounds like a 20" planer going 60mph. it overpowers the radio.
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hmm my truck recently did this and it was a bad drive shaft. i had a jeep with this and it turned out to bad set of bearing in the pinion and axles dont know if this will help but there are some places to start looking.
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see, thats what im thinking at this point- pinion bearings. i guess we will find out, because its so loud now it will probably go any day...
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i would take it in.. midas does diagnostics for 29.95
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man, i wont let those places touch my truck haha. i have two people that work on it and thats it. ones in florida so i have to call the other guy, haha
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whatever works lol machines shops do a good job if its the drive line out here i use six states idk if they are in MD
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hey, any of you off hand- what is teh going rate to have pinion bearings replaced?
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yeah mine cost 685 installed.
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for some ****ing bearings? i hope your kidding
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get it checked before something happens like mine this weekend and the rear end goes completely on ya.
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i wish i was kidding.. the bearings from ford were expensive.

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I am sure there are other places to get them.. junkyards tend to have bearings.. but i went brand new from ford and had my shop install and it was 6** something..
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never buy used bearings, they will not be cheap, you have to remove the carrier and pinion, then re-set the gears up and get ew shims and crushsleeve etc...

you may want to get a JY rear axle, now is your time to get the gear ratio you really want if you dont have it
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its going in wed to get fixed.
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Good luck. Bearings is a hard one to do cause i dont know much on shimming and all that jazz.. but hopefully its not to bad inside that diff.
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well, found out the problem. my ring and pinion is bad. were not sure exactly how either. when we popped it open, looked like a milkshake when it poured out...not a good sign haha.

any ideas what could cause it to go bad?
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looked like a milkshake when it poured out...not a good sign haha.

Water got in there.Is the vent tube still intact ?
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vent tube was good, which is why im scratching my head
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Hey guess what.. i had same problem.. got water in the diff.. and shot all my bearings but ring and pinion was good.
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fixed the seals, axlebearings, and new R&P. i looked at the old one and i had teeth busted off and ther was cracks in it, which find really odd considering i drive like an old lady.

sounds nice now, ie- no sound at all.
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That's the next fix for my Dodge. It's not terrible yet, but it's worse then it was when I bought it.
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How much do you think for a wheel bearing on the driver side? Goodyear priced me out @ $502 installed with tax.
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