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Chevrolet silverado grinding noise in rear end

My 2004 chevy silverado 1500 is making a grinding noise in the rear end wile im driving

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  • devin skalba
    devin skalba Dec 18, 2013

    i was thinking it could be pinion bearing that went am i better off changing the bearing or doing the hole rear end ?

  • Brock Saint Aoro
    Brock Saint Aoro Dec 18, 2013

    I would do the entire rear end being as you don't know what else is going out if the pinion bearing is going, however i would drain the pumpkin take the cover off and with the rear end in the air have someone turn one of the tires and watch for anything incorrect to happen and listen for a noise. There is a chance that it ends up being a wheel bearing or a caliper and that could save you a good deal of money and time.

  • devin skalba
    devin skalba Dec 18, 2013

    ok thanks ill try that

  • Jeremy N Natasha Adams
    Jeremy N Natasha Adams Dec 18, 2013

    have you check the rear brakes? If i am not mistaken you have drum brakes in the rear, make sure the auto adjuster didn't come loose.



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SOURCE: 2001 chevrolet silverado z71

replace the front u joint. I had the same issue with my truck, and I noticed that the front u joint didn't come stock with a greese zerk, the oem replacement does so they wear out fast. by the time I found it, it still looked ok till I removed the drive shaft....It was very close to wearing through.

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SOURCE: where is the fuel pump shutoff switch located on a 1996 chevy silverado 1500 located

Should be on the passenger side kickplate below the glovebox and to the right. You may have to remove the plastic panel to access it or look for a small hole in it and feel around for the button

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its either your front brake pads or your CV joint is going bad .. Jerry

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SOURCE: Rear end clunk in Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup

2008 silverado 2wd hits me with a clunk when i come to stops. feels like someone comes up from behing and bumps me. or like the transmission is downshifting after i stop. what could this be?

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