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Old 02-27-2008, 03:16 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by drbworld View Post
i just got back from the shop and found the problem. the diff bushing needs to be tighten with an air gun. everything is perfect now. No noise at all. but the subframe bushing looks pretty bad, should have to replace that soon if it makes noise again. btw. if your going to remove the differential, you might as well reinforce the subframe mounting points with tuner motorsports reinforcement kit. sooner or later, all pre2000 model will have ripped subframes. the kit is like a 150 bucks with some professional welder charging a few hundred dollars.
dude, you dont have to remove the subframe to to replace the bushing, or drop the diff.
the diff sits in the subframe, and all thew suspension stuff is attached to the subframe, and that is attached to the body.
i didnt even remove my wheels, to drop the diff. hell the front diff bushings were great, i didnt touch em.

the only might as well that goes with this is changing the differential fluid, and i did that. it was still very clear for !46k miles, and 9 years.
Originally Posted by rohde88 View Post
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