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Old 06-22-2011
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Growling Noise Need Help !

My 93 is making a kind of growling noise at 35 mph up.
My first thought is front wheel bearing so I turn left, right but no difference in sound.
Usually if you turn one way or the other with front bearings the sound will change indicating a bad bearing but that ain't working this time.
I've stuck my head out the window and opened the rear window etc. to try to detect where the noise is coming from but can't seem to pin point it.
So now to the question.....................
How does one know if a rear end is going out?
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It probably is a wheel bearing. But anywho...

Does the noise increase in frequency with speed? Or does it just continuously growl at a constant noise and frequency level?

Is it a four by four?

And for your rear end: Check your fluid. If it smells weird or is really dark and gritty it may be indicative of a bad rear end. Not a certainty though. Or just rip the diff cover off. It probably needs a new gasket and a fluid change anyway.
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You can tell when your rear end is going out when you put it in drive and it doesnt go anywhere. Lol im jus messin with ya, I havent a clue.
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It's coming from the rear? Jack it up and check for play in the wheel.
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It probably is a wheel bearing. But anywho...

Does the noise increase in frequency with speed? Or does it just continuously growl at a constant noise and frequency level?

Is it a four by four?

And for your rear end: Check your fluid. If it smells weird or is really dark and gritty it may be indicative of a bad rear end. Not a certainty though. Or just rip the diff cover off. It probably needs a new gasket and a fluid change anyway.
I took it in today.

Turns out it was a bad wheel bearing.
Also found two bad ball joints and the breaks are wore down.
I had them show me and yep, they weren't giving me a line.
2 Ball Joints, Brake Job, Bearing Replacement and front end alignment $450.00
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You can tell when your rear end is going out when you put it in drive and it doesnt go anywhere. Lol im jus messin with ya, I havent a clue.
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Well it came to more than I thought........... they replaced the front U Joints as well bringing the total to $530.00 which still ain't all bad.
New Left bearing, New Ball Joints both sides, UJoints Front, Front Break Pads and front end alignment........... The Old 1993 is still Kickin' !
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