Thanks, JRinKY, for that information. My baby developed that grinding noise about a year ago and I've worried about it since. I put new tires on her last summer and the tire guy took her for a drive and said the grinding noise was probably the rearend. I told him I had had the rear pinion seal replaced after the recall, but he felt it best that I take it to the dealer for the "repair". I couldn't afford that expensive repair, so I don't drive her as frequently now. However, within the last couple of months, that grinding noise has pretty much disappeared. <HOORAY> I will have the axle lube flushed, though, as soon as I can and hopefully get rid of that noise for good!