I will have to think about this one. I wish I could be more help. Since there was not any loads on the vehicle and based on what you suggested in your first post, I got to the conclusion that if there was any problem with the differential, the noise would have been present even if the Vibe was on the lift. Here is the funny part of the story. I decided to have my rear diff.
Replace the Transmission Coupling Assembly, Radial Ball Bearing No. Having the sound change by adding lube would indicate that the rear end was very low on lube which would cause accelerated wear in the rear end. But the dealership I bought it from is covering it. Since I am planning to change both rear bearings, they are a little expensive for my budget from the dealer. I was looking at the Dorman or Moog? The noise is commonly described as a whining, humming, roaring or growling noise. You actually pointed out the weight distribution when driving to determine the problem.
This statement would indicate a bad drivers side bearing or suspension component. With the hubs off you are half way there to replacing the boots. Install the rear differential carrier cover with the four bolts to the differential carrier. After we put the Vibe on the lift and back on the ground, the noise was reduced a little even without doing anything to the rear end. Let me tell you, It's been about 2 weeks and the dealership still has my car. Yes I know that is very pricey, but if I have any issues squeeling etc I'm going right back.
Install the transmission coupling assembly to the rear differential carrier cover. The rear wheel bearings come with their hubs as well. But now, a 2 years later, the noise comes back but filling it with fluid would not help. I will definitely grab one of those stethoscopes. I also found a coupon and it reduced the price by 20 percent. If the lube is burnt and dirty metal? The dumb part of the story. I am having a problem with my 2003 Pontiac Vibe All Wheel Drive.
Torque: 20 Nm 14 ft. If the lube is burnt and dirty metal? This is done to improve fuel efficiency. Do not be surprised to find that the Timken part has a different brand bearing in it. It gets higher with speed. Using a two jaw puller I was finally able to remove that as well. Having the sound change by adding lube would indicate that the rear end was very low on lube which would cause accelerated wear in the rear end.
You need to have this hooked-up to a professional grade scan tool. The steps you demonstrated on the video worked perfectly and now the noise is gone! I brought it to a local garage and they told me my Rear Differential was leaking really bad and could cost 2500 dollars to fix!!. This is very common with these cars and usually goes miss diagnosed as a bad rear wheel bearing or a bad differential bearing. Make sure if you are not comfortable with this procedure to take your vehicle to a professional local shop to have it repaired. Now is the time to replace them if they are in bad shape. Any suggestions on the brand? I will also check the axle cv boots.
Mar 02, 2015 Have a shop diagnose the problem if you have not purchased the factory diagnostic manuals from Helm. Now I am thinking about the rear bearings. If the noise was present even with the Vibe on the lift, then the problem would have been the differential. This reduced the noise but it did not stop it like when I first got the Vibe. Welcome to the site, and best of luck with your new Tek. After driving for a while the noise came back just as it happened when I changed the differential oil for the second time. The noise is commonly described as a whining, humming, roaring, or growling noise.
A week ago and when I drove it off the lot it was makes a groan high pitched sound. Hint: Tape the screwdriver tip before use. I love the Aztek, I've always wanted one. I am having a problem with my 2003 Pontiac Vibe All Wheel Drive. They state a full flush takes eight bottles at approx.
If the lube is burnt and dirty metal? I was looking at the Dorman or Moog? I am planning to change both of them as well. Just wondering, what kind if fluid did the parts store sell you?? I am planning to change both of them as well. This statement would lead one to believe the rear end is bad. As the noise changes under these different conditions, this is what can help you trouble shoot the problem or at least get you to an area of the car for mechanical inspection. The one that replaced the axle in 2004 because it isn't serviceable.
This was not acceptable, so I called one of our main auto parts dealer, told him it was for a 2003 Versatrac Aztek. As the noise changes under these different conditions, this is what can help you trouble shoot the problem or at least get you to an area of the car for mechanical inspection. Remove the transmission coupling assembly from the differential carrier cover. Also, what are the torque specs for the 8 bolts? I love the Aztek, I've always wanted one. Which I guess is pretty good!! No load on any of the drive train components is going to make very little if any noise. Does the noise change when you get on the gas pedal under load or when you get off the gas pedal coasting? The noise is commonly described as a whining, humming, roaring, or growling noise.