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    tintmn1972 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    02 escalade "grinding" when turning

    Have a 2002 Escalade with 178k. The vehicle runs great and have been very well maintained. I have a clinking or grinding sound coming from beneath after I have driven it for some time. I have replaced the transmission, both hub assemblies and just recently had the rear diff checked and added royal purple and a friction additive. It get worse as it heats up and I'm beating my head against the wall trying to figure out what it could be. My mechanic says the CV axles are fine but when I turn into a parking place it feels as tho something grabs and grinds then releases. Any help on this would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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    Submariner409 is offline If it won't run, put it on 24s
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    Re: 02 escalade "grinding" when turning

    We're moving your post up to the proper Escalade group. This Forum is a file of
    "How I did it" fixes.

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    Re: 02 escalade "grinding" when turning

    Good luck OP.
    The above post is my 2 cents....nothing more.

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    smelly$cat is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Re: 02 escalade "grinding" when turning

    Problem with the front differential?

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    Re: 02 escalade "grinding" when turning

    Quote Originally Posted by smelly$cat View Post
    Problem with the front differential?
    I'm thinking either the diff or the transfer case. 178K miles? I hope my 05 goes that long without any major problems..

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    K7780446 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: 02 escalade "grinding" when turning

    had the same problm with my 02....only did it after the diff was warmed up...the front dif had to be rebuilt....glad i had a extended warranty....fix wasn't cheap!!


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