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I have a 03 Suzuki Grand Vitara and have a whining noise coming from the back end I was told its the outer pinion bearing but not sure I have called all the part shops and they don't have a pinion bearing they only have the pinion seal. Can't work out what the noise is please help me to work it out
 

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Correction will require a full internal differential evaluation, replacement of components found defective and skilled exacting assembly with precision tooling and technique.

If you have been tasked to source parts, then the Shop (or person) directing so isn't your best source of repair. They should be providing an all inclusive fix which is beyond your probable expertise.

That or go with a complete replacement rear gear swap with a known good / same ratio donor assembly.

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Apparently the rear differential! :confused:

The person who alerted you to the need for a 'pinion bearing' should have explained the situation and game plan to correct.
 

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Let me try to put that in layman's terms - whining noises from the rear axle/differential area require, so to speak, specialist attention - replacing a pinion bearing, or any bearing, other than the wheel bearings, requires complete disassembly and reassembly of the rear axle/differential, and this task requires someone with specific tools and experience - it's not a job for the average mechanic.

Anyone capable of performing the task would normally be sourcing and supplying all the required parts rather than sending you out to hunt them down.

A second option would be to locate a good used rear differential, but this will need to have the same axle gear ratio as the unit you are removing.
 

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Thanks for un-necessarily affirming what I just said. ;)

Apparently the rear differential!

Correction will require a full internal differential evaluation, replacement of components found defective and skilled exacting assembly with precision tooling and technique.

If you have been tasked to source parts, then the Shop (or person) directing so isn't your best source of repair. They should be providing an all inclusive fix which is beyond your probable expertise.

The person who alerted you to the need for a 'pinion bearing' should have explained the situation and game plan to correct.

That or go with a complete replacement rear gear swap with a known good / same ratio donor assembly.
 

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That was the idea Max - to try to say it in a more easily understood manner...
 

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Wow.
 

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