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Thread: grinding in the driver side rear....how do I fix it?

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    Default grinding in the driver side rear....how do I fix it?

    I just got the car and in 96 it was wrecked, the pass rear end of the car was slammed into a curb. rearend was replaced then the car sat since 98 and now I hear a grinding from the driver side rear...anyone know what it might be?

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    When do you hear the grinding? Does it get worse when you put on the brakes? Only when you turn? We;re gonna need some more details to help.
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    grinding in the driver side rear...theres a joke in there somewhere.


    What you need to do is locate the souce of the sound. I'd get the back end up on stands (on the rear body subframe) so the wheels are off the ground.

    Check the tyres for signs of rubbing on body parts

    Then use a jack to lift the rear A link thing so the wheel is at normal ride height. start it up, put it in 1st and let it idle and see if you can locate the source of the sound. Just be carefull.

    Could be some part rubbing on another, could be your diif has no oil in it.
    could be a worn out uni joint.
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    Also, does the sound get louder with speed? Can you always hear it or only during acceleration/deceleration? We really need more info.

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    I hear the sound the most when I'm making a left or right turn, although it has been doing it more without turning....wondering if it's the wheel bearings and the ujoints?

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    or could it be that the car had been sitting for 10 years?

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    If it's most obviously while on the brakes I'd say it's a wheel bearing but please try to be more specific. An inspection of Uni joints would be a good start. Often you will be able to see a reddish powder around them when they are stuffed and often you will be able to feel quite a bit of play in them.

    How do your rear drums feel after a drive are they hot to touch? Could be drums gripping while driving.

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    to eliminate braking, when it IS making the sound, put the brakes on enough to see if the sound disappears the instant you press the brakes--if the sound disappears, then it has something to do with the driver's side drum brake.
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    thanks guy's, I will put that to the test and let you know what I find out

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