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REAR AXLE

2000 GMC Safari

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2000 GMC Safari 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles

which side is the drive axle on a 2000 safari. Tyhe driveshaft and universal joint turn the gears in the differential turn but the wheels don't turn. I do hear some noise in left wheel. Is that the side that the van go?
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Jsings42
January 7, 2008.




Most likely the spider gears broke inside. To break anything else you would have had to go over a 60 foot jump

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Mastertechtim
Jan 7, 2008.
I opened the Differential and observed that all the gears inside turn when the van is placed in reverse or drive. I can hear noise from the left wheel. Does that mean it could be the axle or does it still indicate the spider gear?
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Jsings42
Jan 7, 2008.
Ive never in my life seen a axle break. Look closely inside the center piece of rear end you will see 4 smaller gears, the axle might have stripped inside one of the side gears.

Tiny
Mastertechtim
Jan 8, 2008.

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