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Old 09-21-2004, 07:20 PM
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Hey,
I have a 98 Durango SLT+ 4x4 with the 5.9. When I accelerate and turn at the same time, the rear end shutters and vibrates. Does that mean that the clutches in the anti-spin diff. are bad? If so, what does it take to replace them? Is it something that I could do myself? I just replaced lower ball joints and I try to do most of the work on my car myself.

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Old 09-12-2006, 01:08 AM
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I am having the same problem with my 99 D doing the same thing. Its getting worse by the day. I would like to know what this is. I too do most of my own mechanical. I hope it wont cost too much. Let me know what you figure out and I will do the same. Thx
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:25 AM
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Have either of you recently changed the fluid in the rear diff? If so, sound to me like chatter from NOT putting the little $9 bottle of friction modifer back in there with the diff lube. Other than that, the LSD coming apart could be the culprit.

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Old 09-12-2006, 02:01 AM
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I had the fluid Changed 5k ago. They added the "lil bottle." I've only owned it for 7k. If I turn and gas it, it is really bad. If I accelerate very slowly it doesnt do it. When it started doing it would only chatter on tight turns. Now the littlest turn and even moderate acceleration will create the noise. Thx
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Old 09-12-2006, 11:42 AM
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Maybe you should check the front drivetrain to make sure it is not engaged? Sounds like the front driveline is locked? when you gas it and making a turn, do you feel any hard feedback coming from the steering wheel like it wants to pull loose from you?.
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Old 09-13-2006, 12:15 AM
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I'm sure this is a rear diff noise and vibration. I have no LSD experience or any rear end experience for that matter. Do the clymer or haynes manuals cover diff repair?
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:19 PM
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Could also be a bad rear wheel bearing. I had a friend put one more bottle of antifriction in his rear end and it took the vibrations away. But what it sounds like to me your rear end is going out.
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Could also be a bad rear wheel bearing. I had a friend put one more bottle of antifriction in his rear end and it took the vibrations away. But what it sounds like to me your rear end is going out.
Like I said, a falling apart LSD... HOWEVER... a true diff failure will whine when failing all the time, not just chatter when turning.

You can let a diff failure go for a long while. A friend once said, "A diff is like a women. She will whine and whine a long time before she ever leaves you." On that... I'd say you have quite a while. And if it's broke/braking, there is little that you can do other than replace it so drive away.

If however it is just the chatter... like I mentioned in the first reply, add a $9 bottle of Mopar diff limited slip additive/friction modifer. It's a cheap fix if it works out.

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Could also be a bad rear wheel bearing. I had a friend put one more bottle of antifriction in his rear end and it took the vibrations away. But what it sounds like to me your rear end is going out.
Like I said, a falling apart LSD... HOWEVER... a true diff failure will whine when failing all the time, not just chatter when turning.

You can let a diff failure go for a long while. A friend once said, "A diff is like a women. She will whine and whine a long time before she ever leaves you." On that... I'd say you have quite a while. And if it's broke/braking, there is little that you can do other than replace it so drive away.

If however it is just the chatter... like I mentioned in the first reply, add a $9 bottle of Mopar diff limited slip additive/friction modifer. It's a cheap fix if it works out.

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Not always will it whine! I had one go out and it never did anything to give me warning in any way[:'(] The thing I was tring to say was: My friend put an extra bottle of additive in and it fixed his problem. Not to say it will fix his. But anyway, it could be a number of problems, but try that first it is only $9 bucks.[&:]
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Old 11-11-2006, 11:33 PM
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I have a 2000 w/ 80,000 miles that is starting to show similar signs - My mechanic said when he pulled the cover off there was excessive metal and signs the clutches needed replaced - He ordered a kit whcih includes the ring, clutches, and bearings - (he said he thought it was less the $200) - We are currently waiting for those parts to be delivered

It's hard for me to believe all this work is needed (I just put 250 miles on it today!) - The ONLY sign something is nto right is a little crunch or hard mess in tight turingin radius (think parking situations) -

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Old 11-12-2006, 12:43 AM
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Default RE: shutter in rear end...diff. clutches?

also you may want to check you rear u-joint going into the rear diff and check the pinion bolt tightness. make sure it is tight and if its not look into replace the pinion bearing. and check play in you axle shafts
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:40 PM
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I had a '98 SLT with the same exact problem. It had the posi rear end. I took the pumpkin apart, maybe 1500 miles after changing out full synthetic gear oil and friction additive and my gears were all stripped apart. Do what you can to save your rear end. Like everyone said, buy the friction additive and if that doesnt work, pray that you dont need a new rear.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:19 PM
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i have a 2006 dodge ram trx4 offroad it makes a chutter noise when i take off in a strait line but goes away when i turn i just had all bearing and seals replaced in rear end he did put the correct lube in it he told me to do some figure 8s in a lot it should go away he said who ever did it befor never put in the additive but why does it do it in a strait line.
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