Q: ive got noise from rear differential and noticed ihave slight movement in nearside shaft.

asked by on

Is it ok to use and how do I repair as cheap as possiblemas ive gt no cash.

My car has 18889 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there:

Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic about the noise coming from your rear differential. There are multiple mechanical problems that could be causing your noise, ranging from a bad differential seal to problems with the lateral link. Either one could break sooner rather than later; so I wouldn’t recommend driving the vehicle any more than you should.

Instead of taking your Subaru to a shop, why not contact one of our local ASE certified mechanics, such as one from YourMechanic, to inspect and diagnose the precise cause of your rear end noise? It will most likely be much more affordable than taking it to most shops.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. ive got noise from rear differential and noticed ihave slight movement in nearside shaft.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Regarding Car AC

The basic problem is likely that the AC compressor is putting too much load on the belt, causing it to slip, then fail. This condition could be caused by an "over-filled" AC system with too much refrigerant, creating high operating...

Q: Replaced rear seal and now I Only have first gear and my speedamater don't work.

If you replaced the tail shaft seal behind the yoke and had to remove the driveshaft, then it is possible that the transmission vehicle speed sensor VSS is not installed correctly or the harness has been damaged. This will make...

Q: Should I replace my engine or buy a used car?

Considering that the price to replace your engine and the cost to purchase a new vehicle are in the same price range, I would choose the option that takes less time. This will remove this headache from your life sooner....

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.