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

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: 119,556 (10,000–264,000)
Drive Train affected: 4WD
4 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007 more
13 people reported this problem
7 people shared problem details
2002 Cadillac Escalade- 4WD10,000
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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2007 Cadillac Escalade- 4WD98,000
same problem
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2002 Cadillac Escalade- 4WD124,000
Front differential noise.
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2002 Cadillac Escalade- 4WD150,000
Hear noise coming from under vehicle.
2007 Cadillac Escalade- 4WD74,000
Same noise 2007 Cadillac EXT around 74,000 miles!
2002 Cadillac Escalade- 4WD142,000
My rear differntial is making some noise on my 2002 Cadillac Escalade
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