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Old February 16th, 2006, 04:42 PM   #1
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I have swapped a 8.8 out of a 97 explorer v8 w/ disc. Killer B installed the 4.88 gears.
Now my issue is i have some sort of gurgling in the rear at all speeds. It is as if my pinion was out of alighnment, but Jeeperz creeperz checked em and they are all good. So i am wondering if this is a common problem with the 8.8's. I am thinking it is the outer bearings, but i thought i would ask before i started to throw $$ at it.

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Old February 16th, 2006, 05:19 PM   #2
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Not sure what axle gurgling sounds like but I don't have any axle gurgling or any unusual noises in my 8.8 and haven't heard any in Grandcherokees 8.8 either and they've both been in for a few years now.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 06:37 PM   #3
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No strange noise in mine either ,
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you might want to make sure the housing isn't bent *shrug*
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you might want to make sure the housing isn't bent *shrug*
Ah crap it just might, i need to check that..
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What brand gears did you use, I was told some gears are noisier thatn other.
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DOH, i put my jeep on the hoist the other day and come to find out the rear end is good, but the bad is my t-case is toast. The noise i was hearing was the rear out put bearing that has about 1/2" of play in it....

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DOH, i put my jeep on the hoist the other day and come to find out the rear end is good, but the bad is my t-case is toast. The noise i was hearing was the rear out put bearing that has about 1/2" of play in it....

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I am looking around, what is a straight drop in application?
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What's wrong with rebuilding what you have? You can put in a hd chain at the same time. Even a 4:1 if you have the cash.
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how do you have so much play in you tcase, i rememeber when we installed the sye kit, how many miles did you put on it since?
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What's wrong with rebuilding what you have? You can put in a hd chain at the same time. Even a 4:1 if you have the cash.
Yeah i would rather rebuild it, do you have a link to a place that has em?

Oh and hows the bumper?
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