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Jeep Grand Cherokee Noises – Whining, Humming, Roaring

Jeep Grand Cherokees are prone to having several common mechanical problems. The problem that we cover today is with noisy differentials (rear ends). While it is acceptable for Jeep differentials to make some noise, it's not good to ignore noises that are more than moderate or if the noise is noticeably getting louder. Usually rear end whining noises from Jeeps are rated on a scale from 1-10, anything under a 5 is acceptable and would not merit a repair. If a roaring noise is heard this is another matter, roaring noises should be looked into right away. I've rebuilt hundreds of rear ends and out of those, approximately 80% of them have been in Jeeps. Also the Jeeps I've worked on were not driven off road or abused in any way that I could see. They were mainly driven as a regular family car would be, so this leads me to conclude that this is just a common problem due to design.

Roaring noises, are one of the most common sounds a Jeep Grand Cherokee makes from the rear end. As I mentioned before, if roaring noises are heard this should be addressed as soon as possible. Typically around 45 MPH is when sounds will start coming from the rear end. If roaring is heard at all speeds or at parking lot speeds, the problem has progressed. Roaring noises are from worn and pitted bearings. Carrier bearings (which are the side bearings) are the most common bearings to fail. Next are the pinion bearings, especially if a pinion seal has been replaced at some point and the bearing preload was excessive. This means the pinion nut was tightened too much. Over-tightening the pinion nut can cause an excessive load on the pinion bearings and can wear the bearings in a short period of time. If the bearing replacement is postponed too long, metal can travel through the differential oil and damage other moving parts in the differential. This can cause accelerated wear of the ring and pinion gears. So if they are caught early enough, the bearings can be replaced without replacing the ring and pinion gears.

Ring and Pinion gears that are worn excessively make a whining or humming noise, sometimes on acceleration and sometimes on deceleration. And they are more expensive to replace than just the bearings. The ring and pinion gears can make a whining noise without a roaring noise being present from the bearings. But when replacing the ring and pinion gears the other bearings, including two pinion bearings and carrier bearings are recommended to be replaced also. The axle bearings should be inspected but they are the farthest away from the differential gears and bearings, so they most likely will be OK especially on lower mileage vehicles.

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Summer Boredom Busters – 10 Summer Fun Ideas

Summer officially started today, and if you're already dealing with the "I'm bored" syndrome … Take a look at these budget friendly summer fun ideas! 10 boredom busters that are sure to lead to a summer of fun! These ideas are also ideal if you're trying to plan a staycation!

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User Review of the Garmin Nuvi 750

I decided to get a GPS because I was getting lost too often- wasting valuable time and money.

So the first question that came to mind was "how do I know which GPS to get? It would be too time consuming (and is it allowed?) to take each model from the store and test it out. So I turned to Consumer Reports. Rational or not, I tend to look at the top of the list and try and find a good mix of price/quality. Based on my research, I decided to get a Garmin Nuvi 750. Garmin gives the Garmin Nuvi 750 a suggested retail price of $ 535.70 USD so I jumped at the chance to buy one from my local Sam's Club for $299. This price is pretty good in relation to what's out there although you can probably get one on eBay for a few dollars cheaper.

The Garmin Nuvi 750 allows you to tinker with two navigation options, ROUTE PREFERENCE and AVOIDANCES. "Route preference" allows you to tell the GPS to give you directions based on which route is the fastest (take the freeway from point A to point B. Even though it is 5 miles longer than the shortest distance, at 60 MPH Vs 30 MPH you will get there 10 min earlier), shortest in distance, or off road. "Avoidances" allows you to specify whether or not you want to intentionally avoid U-turns, highways, toll roads, traffic, Ferries, Carpool Lanes, and Unpaved Roads. Note* Even though you are given the option to avoid traffic, The Garmin Nuvi 750 does not come equipped to do so straight out of the box. It needs an additional adapter to detect traffic, but this can run a few hundred dollars and is supposedly not built very well. A search for the Garmin GTM 20 Fm Band Traffic Receiver on shows that users can pick up this adapter for around $160. Look a little more thought, and you will find that users are not happy at all with what they have purchased.

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Best bets for weekend entertainment – The Daily Advertiser

The Daily AdvertiserBest bets for weekend entertainmentThe Daily AdvertiserFriday. Comedian Mike Lawrence of New York brings his comedy show to Lafayette with a performance at 8 p.m. Friday at Poet's, 1043 Johnston St. Lawrence has done stand up on TBS' "Conan," Marc Maron's "WTF" podcast and "John Oliver's New York …

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10 Sympathetic Comic Book Villains –

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How to Import Bookmarks from Another Browser to Internet Explorer 11 – TekRevue

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'King of the Nerds' exclusive: Ben Tully on second-place finish, ideal Nerd … –'King of the Nerds' exclusive: Ben Tully on second-place finish, ideal Nerd …CarterMatt.comAs we sort of wax poetic and start to wind down about this season, one of the things that we've always appreciated about it is that you do get a sense of closeness and camaraderie from those who took part. For example, placing second can sometimes be a …and more »

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How to make sense of Safari's new Favorites bookmarks – Macworld

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First look: Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac doesn't feel like an afterthought – Macworld

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