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Old 03-24-2008, 06:12 PM
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Strange noise while turning....

Last night while left turning onto my street I heard a 'hoooooot' noise coming from the back end. Today while turning right onto a street I heard the 'owl' sound again. Happens at the time I am straightening out. I will mess around and see how I can exactly duplicate before I take it in. Wheel bearings? Rear end? Are there clutches in our rear ends?
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:50 PM
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"Are their clutches in our rear ends?" Aummmm, won't touch that question.
As far as the noise, I don't know, might have something to do with the braking system or the traction control as there is no posi track third member. Hope it is not a wheel bearing as they normally go a long long time. There have been some reports on this site about clunking noises on backing up, but I have never had this problem. (yet) I would just guess brake noises. Turning right or left might make a difference in the noise. I would try that. The way the traction control works using the brakes may have something to do with it. It may be acting up when it should not. Don't know.
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My 2001 had a similar sound and after a year and a lot of towing the diff input seal began leaking.

Turned out the preload on the input bearings was loose.

Fixed it myself.
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