Mechanics

GRINDING NOISE NEAR REAR END

2002 Mercury Mountaineer

Noises problem
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 85000 miles

My mountaineer has a definite grinding noise that sounds like is coming from the rear end/brakes when I drive.
Someone told me the problem is common to this make model.
Has this been a common problem?
If it is the rear end, what must be done? Replace the gears in rear end? Rebuild? Buy used?

Please help.
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Caseycarey
May 21, 2009.



Do you hear the sould all of the time? Is it speed sensitive? Does it only happen when you hit the brakes?

Let me know.

Also, this isn't too common.