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So in April of this year I took my car to the dealership to have the fuel sending unit replaced. At that time they told me my timing chain needed replaced as well. So I replaced that then they told me that my rear differential was bad and needed replaced. I had just spent a large chunk of money on the timing so I decided to get a second opinion since i was quoted over 3K for the rear differential replacement. They told me that there where metal shavings and burnt oil when they popped the seal. I had them replace the fluid as they said it would help for a while. When I took it to a local shop recomended by a friend he said it was just the pinion bearing and he charged me $1200. When I got my car back it was making a noise even louder than before. When I asked about the noise I was told that final adjustments needed to be made after I drove it for a while. I have taken it back several times within the past few months and every time he tightens the "crushable washer" and the noise is better for a while. When I go on a long drive or after several weeks of normal daily driving the noise comes back. I'm starting to get tired of going back for adjustments. His explanation was that the crushable washer takes alot to be tightened and he gets it as tight as he can the only way to fix it is to keep adjusting it. Can anyone tell me if this makes sense? The noise is a whining noise that started just when coasting and now it seems to be anytime I am driving and sometimes it seems like maybe there is a catching or clicking when I go from coasting to accelerration but it's not consistent and it doesn't seem to be at all speeds so it's difficult to point out. I'm pretty clueless when it comes to this stuff.