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Is this a single noise like someone kicking a wall or is continuous once it occurs like dragging a chain across the ground.
So, your telling me its a front axle cv joint? Why would I be getting the noise in the rear of the vehicle then?
No, you misunderstood, I meant I didn't think it was in the rear differential. It doesn't seem like I have a busted pinion/ring gear or anything.
Ok the the rear wheels are also driven by axle halfshafts but we rarely ever see a rear axle shaft CV joint fail since it does not have the wear due to the stress of the wheels turning left to right via the steering.
If you believe its in the rear then I would check the rear upper and lower ball joints and control arm bushings. One other concern with the limited slip comes to mind but so far you have not described it to be that concern.
Does the rear end need any type of additive? Would that be a problem?
How do I know if I have limited slip or not, and could that be a cause of the problem or no?
Limited slip can be a source of the concern. You must look on the VC label in the drivers door jam to see if you have limited slip or not.