Front/Rear Differential May Develop Noise Due to Worn Bearings on Chevrolet 1500 Pickup

The front or rear differential may develop an abnormal noise due to worn bearings or another internal fault. Our technicians tell us that a complete overhaul of the affected differential is commonly necessary to correct this condition.

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Average mileage: 167,486 (98,700–246,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
10 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
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1998 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup - 4WD 158,653 mi,
Driving down the road and my truck is making a abnormal clunking noise and you'll feel a vibrating feeling under the driver seat now the truck don't want to move if anyone can tell me what this problem could be please help me out
Rear end needs to be overhauled, I need a quote on the cost of repairs.
1998 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup - 2WD 130,000 mi,
A lot of play between the ring and pinon
1990 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup - 4WD 130,000 mi,
banging noise when starting out in morning and while shifting in forward and reverse when plowing snow.
1998 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup - 4WD 246,000 mi,
my front/rear differential has been making a grinding noise
1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup - 2WD 98,700 mi,
Well I live in maine so the weather is unpickdiable in winter and snow gets deep . very hard on trucks and put them to the test I make a Sharpe left hand turn after driveing for few hours .and hear a deep grinding noise I drive straight and I don't do it only when turning left . and not every time . so got a rear end from junk yard . and bearing and seal kit . they. Want 175 to 200 for left Axel and that's not even both only one .its a 3:42s with 8.5 inch pumpkin 1997 Chevy with 98k kinda disappointed in Chevy a little .
problem with reverse backing up up hill /4l6oE low reverse friction discs and sun shield. defective splines in sun shield causes excesive wear on friction discs. resolution is rbuild of transmission. My research revealed several complaints on Youtube on vehicles with 110,000 miles.
1998 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup - 4WD 135,000 mi,
I caught mine early so we were able to replace just the axle bearings. Shortly after a leak started around the yoke so we had to get a yoke kit.
1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup - 4WD 172,000 mi,
Rear differential noise. Full rebuild
1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup - 2WD 130,000 mi,
as truck shifts at start clunking is felt