I also recomend that you dissasemble and inspect your bearings before ordering. The truck became difficult if not impossible to turn at low speeds as this vehicle does not have a limited slip differential in the four wheel drive mode. Then id make my way into the differential, it can be pulled out, gone through and put back in, in a matter of hours, its not difficult. Took it down the road, put it in and out of 4x4. Bottom Line I installed this kit into my 2006 Chevy Silverado that had major bearing noise.
. Do yourself a favor and use the original shims that are in your rear and you will not have any problems. Tested in 4wd up to 80mph. First sign of wear on this bearing is a leaking shaft seal on the drivers side of the differential, mine is leaking. Then id make my way into the differential, it can be pulled out, gone through and put back in, in a matter of hours, its not difficult. I assume you are talking of the Front Wheel Hub Bearing.
It took a little less than 2 hours but that was because I put the brake protector on backwards and it was also my first time doing this type of job. If you have never done this before just get yourself a solid pinion spacer so you dont have to use those crappy crush sleeves when you put it back together so if you make a mistake your not running back to the store to get a new crush sleeve. Cheap ass Ampro puller did the trick. Lift your front end off the ground, remove you tire and spin just the assembly. After some research I found that these 06 chevys have had issues with the front wheel bearing assembly, and I talked with the previous owner and he had the front bearings replaced under warranty at 10k miles.
Its a rubbing vibrating type noise. Does the front diff on a 2002 Z71 1500 have spider gears? The noise that mine is hard to explain. Sorry to resurrect this thread, but I'm just wondering if it is possible to change just the bearing s in a front wheel hub, or do I need to replace the entire assembly? Like I said, I replaced the front axle actuator, pulled it off again and it goes in and out, put it back on and still no locking of the diff? Good luck getting them to shell out the money to repair it. Would definitly check the hub bearings first though as stated above. It is not a drivetrain issue as it doesn't increase or decrease with road speed. Is there any way possible to get a little more detailed description of the noise? Probably check the hub assembly as well but I doubt that is the issue. I would guess maybe 20,000 miles total in 4wd.
This kit uses Timken bearings and races along with all high quality small parts. Pass side output shaft is pretty quiet. A clunk, whine, or howl can signal a worn-out pinion gear, bad bearings, or a faulty gear installation. One suggestion would be to check worn motor and transmission mounts. The whole process for replacing the hub assembly is actually quite easy.
Hi I hope there are still people responding to comments on this post. The noise is present in 2 and 4 wheel drive and definitely on the left side. Ryan- Thanks for the input. I would like to eliminate those wheel hubs. I turned the truck off and spuns the front wheels and hear a noise coming from the driveshaft where it enters the transfer case. I put it back in.
What could my problem be? Vehicles referenced above that were built after April 1, 2004 were manufactured with front axles containing synthetic axle lubricant and do not need to have the front axle fluid inspected or changed. Claims this wear and damage is most common in the Full Time version rather than the part time units. Do yourself a favor and use the original shims that are in your rear and you will not have any problems. It gets louder at higher speeds and when i accelerate. The kit includes bearings, shims, seal, and marking compound. Good luck with your truck, Chris what front diff did you have? Also, the transmission mount over time has most likely relaxed and may be contributing to the driveline angle being off.
They don't cost much so not a large issue. . Took it on a 1200 mile trip and the noise hasn't changed, actually. This kit uses Timken bearings and races along with all high quality small parts. Could use a second opinion. Use our online shopping cart, just double click the part number and see additional information, add to cart or proceed to check out.
Put, I did need a puller to get a few hubs out. Well, it is time to fix the Front Differential. I removed the cv axles and drove the truck. If you want them quiet he recommends new ring and pinion if there is damage to the old units. I still have the same rumble and it still goes away when I make a right turn. I have a 2012 Grand Cherokee Overland with ~75,000 miles.