Having problems with your 2001 Jeep Cherokee ?

Rear Differential The mechanic said that the whirring noise coming from the rear of my jeep cherokee with only 60,000 miles was because my rear differential was shot. He recommended that I rebuild it completely using used parts since the labor to take out the bits of metal would be more costly. He also said they had migrated toward my bearings (these are new!). But to rebuild this differential/axle will be around $2000 dollars! I am not sure that my jeep (she has given me other problems) is wort

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 26-06-2017

Answers :

The mechanic is right, you should fix it before the differential back there either locks up or strips teeth, in either case you will be stranded. Probably your best bet is to check out a used, complete rear end, and install it. One major precaution if you go this way, you must replace yours with the exact same ratio. There should be a tag under one of the cover bolts which will show your ratio. He is also right about rebuilding with new parts, and in addition to cost of parts, is hard to find someone who is qualified to set it up once repairs are made. Rebuilding rear ends requires special training, and many mechanics do not have it.
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