'00 Pathfinder Rear Differential Noise
This is my first post here since my wife usually drives the Pathfinder (I usually post on a Lexus forum for things related to my car). Anyway.....
I was driving her pathfinder on my way to Home Depot the other day when I noticed a noise coming from the rear end. It is sort of a cyclical whirring noise that is very pronounced during sharp turns at low speeds. I don't hear it when going straight (fast or slow), or turning at higher speeds. I noticed it mainly as I was turning into the parking lot and then into a parking space. It makes this noise in Drive and Reverse.
The truck is a '00 Pathfinder LE 4x4 with a 3.3 engine and (I think) the LSD on the rear end. Because I only hear it when turning I was thinking it may be something in the rear differential, but as of yet I have not been able to pinpoint the problem. The last thing I want to happen is for the diff to give out on the highway with my wife and daughter in the truck.