I have a 2004 Rainier with AWD/5.3L V-8 and when I reach 25-30 mph there is a humming like sound that almost sounds like the tranny is stuck. I filled my AWD transfer case and the noise is still there, could this be the front differential. One other thing in a blizzard 12/24/09 i got stuck several times and the AWD ligth came on but went off when the care was restarted and has not come on again. That's why I filled the transfer case but I am not sure what is going on now. Any ideas?
Front differential problems? on 2004 Buick Rainier
by dcmountain in Oklahoma City, OK on May 14, 2010
ANSWER by mastertech6371 on May 14, 2010
was the transfer case empty? if it was, then damage has resulted and it needs serious attention. if not, look for hub bearing failure. it is much more common than the transfer case. Roy
there's a loud chunking grinding noise in the front differential my friend said the gear is gone bc if you turn the front driveshaft it will turn in park wit all wheels on the ground how hard is it...