Well, Lorrie Van Haul has a BIG problem!
Gear Oil leaking from the Right Rear Wheel.
That's where the NEW Seal was installed some time back.
She started growling during the last trip to Livingston, but she really got to growling bad today after about three miles, and so we got home, and she was put up on the Jack Stands.
While jacking up the Rear Axle, the Gear Oil leaking was evident.
Once up on the Jack Stands, her wheels were turned by hand, and they seem smooth enough, so started Lorrie's Mighty Slant Six Engine and put the Transmission in Drive and the growl was clearly evident. It is NOT the Tire Tread.
Shut her down and checked the Differential Lubricant Level. It was about a pint low. Filled it up till the Gear Oil was coming out of the Filler Hole.
Got her down off of the Jack Stands and took her for a test drive. There was still a bit of growling, but it was not nearly as bad as it was before putting the Gear Oil in the Differential.
Anyway, it looks as though Lorrie is going to have to have her Right Rear Wheel Seal replaced again, and it could be that the Bearing MIGHT also be fritzed.
Won't know till we get to it. In the meantime, am going to make sure she has Gear Lubricant, and am going to drive her as little as possible.
"It's always something!" (Roseanna Danna Danna)
I am sorry JC, but I must insist that you drive her not over 40 MPH.
You are in need of a New Ring and Pinion set...