First off let me say I appreciate the help with my previous post regarding the engine drone I thought I was hearing. Ive pretty much determined that its the nature of the car and its alright.
The one last issue im having with this car since I purchased it is that ive become progressively more aware of what IS a driveline noise that im hearing. I believe it is the rear differential. When I accelerate to between 30 and 40mph I am hearing this low whine coming from the rearward part of the car. I know from experience driveline whine is an indication of possible diff problems from previous grand cherokees ive owned which are notorious for differential issues with the Dana 44 and 35 american axles. Im fairly certain its not tires because as soon as I release the pedal the noise stops.
My question is this. Is some level of whine from the rear differential acceptable, or should there be none? I took it in once to the dealer and they checked the fluids and said it was fine. That day however I could unfortunately not ride with him since I was in a hurry even though he offered to do so. So I called back today and scheduled another appointment for tomorrow, I just dont want these guys thinking im crazy.
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