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Cadillac Escalade Front/Rear Differential May Develop Noise Due to Worn Bearings

Cadillac Escalade Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007

Drive Train Affected: 4WD

Average Mileage: 121,167 mi (10,000 mi - 264,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 4WD, 98,000 mi

    same problem

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 124,000 mi

    Front differential noise.

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 10,000 mi

    Noise detected while Escalade EXT was under warranty within 6 months of purchase. Local dealer inspected and concluded "...within Cadillac standards...". Five years later (@ ~75,000 miles), during routine inspection, same dealer noted noise from front differential. Is being repaired by Independent shop after dealer refused to adjust the repair price since original evidence (in their computer files) was so old.

    Independent repair shop diagnosed pinion and carrier bearings worn. Replacing.

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  • My truck is a 2000 nd my real end just went out . Ever since i got the truck my real end been makeing nosies

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 142,000 mi

    My rear differntial is making some noise on my 2002 Cadillac Escalade

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