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Rear end has a grinding noise

I hear a grinding noise in the rear end. when I drive over 25 mph

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Bearings or it needs reshimed or the pinion is bad.

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With out knowing the make or model of vehicle your talking about. I would say it has rear wheel drive. You need to open it up and check the gears for damage then reseal and add the appropriate oil.

It could also be the universal joints but they don't normally have a grinding sound.

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Put it on Jack stands and have someone drop it in drive. Take a long screwdriver and put on pinion and see if that is your noise, also if it's a pinion the noise sometimes changes with speed

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Don't know how to diagnose over the internet
without the vehicle

May not even be the rear end as you say

Back of vehicle but what & where

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1st check center support bearing, and rear wheel bearings

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    I checked the wheel bearings there are fine

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