HAVE A ROARING NOISE APPEARS TO BE COMING FROM ...

1998 Nissan Frontier

Tiny

slm123

November, 5, 2012 AT 10:55 AM

Have a roaring noise appears to be coming from rear. I jacked truck up one side at a time and had the same noise. Could it be a bad differential bearing?

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5 Answers

Tiny

Wrenchtech

November, 5, 2012 AT 11:09 AM

It could be any of a number of bearings, most likely one of the wheel bearings but you can't find it that way. Spinning one wheel at a time engages the side gears in the differential which creates more noise that any bearing would. The noise will also be quite different without the weight of the truck on it.

Tiny

slm123

November, 5, 2012 AT 3:35 PM

Thank you-- I might be looking at a bad wheel bearing if not both.

Tiny

Wrenchtech

November, 5, 2012 AT 5:39 PM

Yes, but it could also be coming from the differential. You need a pro to listen to it.

Tiny

slm123

November, 7, 2012 AT 7:29 AM

Thanks--It ended up being a bad front pinion gear bearing.

Tiny

Wrenchtech

November, 7, 2012 AT 10:50 AM

Yes, that is the possibility I was concerned about. A trained ear can tell the difference between that and a wheel bearing. Glad you found it.

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