2008 chevy silverado Front Differential rebuild

Asked by Treeguy61 Dec 04, 2020 at 07:31 AM about the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic 1500 1LT Extended Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have 2008 silverado with 227,000 miles on it. Will
the CV axles and u joints make it sound like the diff
is going bad? Four wheel drive is not used that
often.

7 Answers

Inspect it and see what the problem is. I doubt it is the diff unless someone has been driving it in 4WD on the pavement.

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My Ford with 220,000 miles has no noticeable wear on the front portion of the drivetrain which I would expect since it only gets a small fraction of the wear that the rear portion gets. I do have to replace front wheel bearings every 100,000 miles.

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Hub assemblies are new. Growl's when in four high. When in two wheel drive it starts whining. Don't know if the growl could be CV joints or u joints.

Are you sure the noise is from the front and not from the transfer case or the rear axle? Are all your tires the same exact size?

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Tires are all the same. I do however feel a rumble in the brake pedal when driving in bumper to bumper traffic.

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