Chevrolet Suburban 1500
Report: Front/Rear Differential May Develop Noise Due to Worn Bearings
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Problem
Drive Trains Affected: 2WD, 4WD
Average Mileage: 174,066 mi (100,000 mi - 275,000 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, 1999 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 2WD, 150,000 mi
A roaring noise coming from the rear
Visitor, 1993 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 2WD, 175,000 mi
I starting noticing the problem at 100,000 miles. I checked the differential fluid and changed the u-joints thinking that was the problem. Rear gears started letting go at about 175,000 miles,( sounding like a jet airplane was in the back seat ), while pulling a trailer with a tractor on I85 through Greenville, SC on the way home to Richmond, VA. Ring and pinion gears badly worn...so sharp that you could shave with them.
Visitor, 1994 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 4WD, 275,000 mi
My son called me said his truck was making a loud poping from the back end, I met him and we limped it back to the house. Rearend poping and catching when loaded, (gas on ) fine when coasting, have not opened up the pumpkin yet but I expect I am going to find peices. Sent him back to college in my expo.
Visitor, 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 4WD, 173,596 mi
rear differential was making wierd noises...sound like a bad belt. anyway, car slammed to a stop. weel the rear differential went out completely. $1,175 to get replaced with a used rear differential.
Visitor, 1995 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 4WD, 214,000 mi
I haven't got it fixed yet. I searching the internet to see how much I should expect to pay for the repair.
Visitor, 1999 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 4WD, 145,000 mi
I have had this howling noise coming from the front end since about 90,000 miles but very seldom do I use the 4 wheel drive and if I do it is 4 auto so it has lasted about 55,000 miles so far making this noise but now if you put it in 4hi the noise multiplies 10 fold and it didnt use to do this
Visitor, 1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 4WD, 114,000 mi
tranfer case roars and grinds. bearing worn and driveshaft is loose
Visitor, 1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 4WD, 220,000 mi
Yep, about six months ago I had to replace the rear differential because of worn bearings that eventually gave out and cause major damage to the rear diff.