2003 Nissan Frontier Q&A
2003 Nissan Frontier Question: rear end whining, grinding noise
my pick up has 250k+ miles, recent engine overhaul. rear end noise started about 2k miles ago and has continued to worsen. there is alot of play (slop) when transition from acceleration to deceleration and vise versa. the high pitched noise from the differential area is getting worse. I can smell what seems to be burnt 90 weight oil when I come to a stop. - gradyalan
You probably can get away with having the ring and pinion changed and any bearings that are worn but if you keep driving it and it comes apart and destroys the differential housing then you'll be force to get a used rear end - hemicuda
My4WD pick up has 250k+ miles and has started to whine from the rear end area. The noise is getting louder and sounds like a grinding noise. there is alot of play (slack) between acceleration and...