Originally Posted by aboutime
My Jeep does the same thing. The problem is the side gear in the rear-end. Jack up rear wheel and rock the wheel up and down. The rear axle will move inside the the diff.
I found this out over the last weekend when I took off the cover to do a fluid change. I believe a new set of spider gears will help this.
Funny you mention that. Yesterday I was trying to diagnose bump steer by shaking the top of the front tire pretty violently, and could hear my noise in the back. Sure enough, shook the rear tire and I believe my bearings in the rear are bad also, and the seals are leaking anyway. Midas gave me an estimate of 450.00. Uhg. Maybe ill attempt myself. Question. Rather than using a grinder to split the bearing, can I use a bearing splitter from Autozone "rent-a-tool'? Never used one before.