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Old 02-11-2013, 02:15 PM
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2002 Chevy Silverado 2500

I recently purchased a used work truck and knew there was a winding noise in the rear so I talked the guy down on price a good amount. I just got a call from the mechanic and they said it needs a new rear. A new rear costs $2,600 with a 100K mile warrenty.

I have asked the guys at the shop to call and find a used rear and see if it would save me a good deal...

What would you guys do? I have the money to do a new rear but hate to do that on a truck that has 144K miles.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:33 PM
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I would say go new, a used one will probable coust you 1500, So I would rather have the warranty
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:57 PM
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I would say go new, a used one will probable coust you 1500, So I would rather have the warranty
You think so even tho the truck already has pretty high mileage. They can get a used on with 95k miles for 1400
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:00 PM
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You think so even tho the truck already has pretty high mileage. They can get a used on with 95k miles for 1400
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Not sure what in your truck but I just rolled over 211k on my 2500HD, If I was at 144k I wouldnt have thought this far ahead, But I probably would have needed replacing by right about now in my trucks life. Im still on the original axles, motor, and tranny fingers crossed
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:55 PM
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Gms are known for rear end noise. Gm evens makes an additive to help stop the noise. I have 3 2500 work vans. One I was also told to change the rear end. After a couple thousand miles it sounded the same. You should be fine.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:33 PM
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Hmmm only 144k miles? Heck mine has 213k miles and still going good. No noise and still all original trans, rear end, and motor.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:46 PM
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What would you guys do?

I'd tear into it and replace what's needed, But that's just because I've got the tools and know how......
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:48 PM
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I think I'd get them to replace the rear end. What did they say was wrong with it? Chipped pinion or ring gear? Wrong backlash?
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:30 PM
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Get the rear-end rebuilt by someone who know's what he's doing. Most likely there's to much back-lash causing the whining or a pitted bearing roller and race
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