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Old 09-03-2012, 11:56 PM
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So i have a 98 durango with the 5.2l 4x4 and i had the rear end completely rebuilt 18k ago (all new bearings, ring gear pinion etc....) it has the 3.93 LSD diff. recently after driving on the freeway for 5+ miles when i stop on the off ramp and go to take off even slowly there is a shudder in the rear of the durango it feels like driving over a cattle guards slowly. any ideas.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:05 AM
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So i have a 98 durango with the 5.2l 4x4 and i had the rear end completely rebuilt 18k ago (all new bearings, ring gear pinion etc....) it has the 3.93 LSD diff. recently after driving on the freeway for 5+ miles when i stop on the off ramp and go to take off even slowly there is a shudder in the rear of the durango it feels like driving over a cattle guards slowly. any ideas.
Pull the diff cover of and do a inspection for wear and tear and any damage


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Old 09-04-2012, 12:12 AM
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just changed the fluid it was black and really thin so i changed it and put in the bottle of friction modifier. i will take it out in the morning and try it. i hope its not the diff because im 3 months past the warranty.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:28 AM
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it quit doing the shudder when i get off the ramp. now it does it at slow speeds in parking lots. so im lost with whats going on with it.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:49 AM
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Have you checked your tires back there? It's just a thought but I just replaced the rear tires of my Cadillac because of a similar problem. It started with a shudder at high speed, then it started at low speeds as well. It turned out that I had a steel belt that had separated inside the right rear tire. It might be something as simple as that.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:51 AM
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i hope its not the tires there a week old with only 200 miles on them. im thinking it could be a u joint or the drive shaft. i made a appointment on friday with the local mechanic because im lost with what it could be. the u joints are tight i pryed on them with a bar with the the vechile lifted up.
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if it started around the time you got the tires id take it back to the tire place and complain that it started bc you probably got a faulty tire, they should replace it free of charge
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