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WK Rear Pinion?

Discussion in 'Grand Cherokee' started by JG_06WK, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. Feb 23, 2017 at 8:09 PM
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    JG_06WK

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    For a few weeks to possibly a few months the rear of my jeep has been making a rubbing sound. Now the sound is getting louder and more violent. I would take it to the dealerhip and have them look but ive heard ( around my location ) is $115/hour to diagnose the issue but I'm low on money. I'm just trying to get some help. my dad seems to think its something caught in the e break drum.... but I really don't think that's the case. this is my first post on any kind of forum and I know how kind and helpful jeepers are. THANK YOU!!! Pic for attention

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  2. Feb 23, 2017 at 8:19 PM
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    How many miles? Have you ever changed your rear brakes. Around 120000+/- miles they are done. Your dad could be right.
     
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  3. Feb 23, 2017 at 8:32 PM
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    150,800 some. and is that really a possibility? I'm new to all of this kind of stuff even working on cars so its pretty foreign to me, and I'm lucky to have a father that used to be a mechanic. I'm hoping it could be just the breaks. Ive had it for 6 months and have put about 2-3k miles on it.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2017 at 8:35 PM
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    I would not go to dealer unless you have a warranty. More likely ask around for a local mechanic who is respected among friends and/or family. Repairs should be at least half the cost of a dealership and diagnosis is usually free.
     
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  5. Feb 23, 2017 at 8:39 PM
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    So the grinding is probably brake pads worn down to metal on metal. The more violent noise you're describing is likely metal wearing down to a breaking point. The longer you wait the more parts will need replaced and the more expensive it is going to become. Ask your dad to look at it.
     
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  6. Feb 23, 2017 at 8:41 PM
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    Thank you!! I will take those opinions to heart. I appreciate your help.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2017 at 8:45 PM
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    You are welcome.
     
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