Change subject from ID to advice
Okay after spending some more time under the rear axle this is what I discovered:
There is definitely a rubbing noise coming from the driver side axle bearing, but there also appears to be a grind coming from the differential (put my ear to the housing so not sure if it is transmitting from the axle or not.) Only one wheel spins when in the air so I don't think I have the factory LSD.
So now the question:
Do I replace the axle bearings AND the differential bearings? or just the axle bearings? or hold off replacing anything for a month or two until I can afford to throw a locker (accepting recommendations) in the rear and do everything at once?
'99 Jeep Cherokee-In Progress, more plans than $$
'97 Ford Expedition-She said, "Off-Limits!"