I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: NOISE COMING FROM MY REAR AXLE
Yep, sounds like you spun one.
If you don't have a lot of money, just throwing a 2 piece back in may be the way to go. Use some "Loctite Seal and Bearing Retainer" when you assemble it, and torque it to 350 ft-lbs (250 is standard). It'll hold for awhile, but it's still prone to the same problem. The good news is you can usually pick them up cheap, I have given away a lot of them to other people. In case you didn't know, you have a narrow track axle, not a wide track, assuming it's stock.
Don't get me wrong, the 1 piece axle upgrade is worth the swap and worth the money, I am only mentioning this in case funds are at a minimum.