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2011 RAM 1500 Rear End Recall Info

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Old 01-12-2011, 09:43 PM
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Default 2011 RAM 1500 Rear End Recall Info

I had the recall work completed on my new 2011 Laramie this past week. Here are the details from receipt.

Perform RRT 10-080 2011 DS DX REAR AXLE FLUID ADDITION

Perform RRT 10-080 2011 DS DX REAR AXLE FLUID ADDITION ***
- Tech Cause: RRT 10-080 ***
- Tech Comments:Fluid level ok.
Added 19 oz axle fluid w/ 1oz limited slip additive as per TSB 03-001-10. - Warranty

Hope this helps if you need any info for your dealer to get your rear diff topped off with fluid.
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:20 PM
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I wonder what's so different between the three year makes...I mean why are they not recalling the 09's and 10's?
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I wonder what's so different between the three year makes...I mean why are they not recalling the 09's and 10's?
Nothing, apparently Chrysler didn't fill the 11's all the way, or at all by the sounds of it, so they are bringing them back in to fill them up. Sounds like a Friday build to me!
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The fill hole on the differentials is apparently too low not allowing for a proper fill. The additional fluid gets added via the vent tube fitting. Fill to the bottom of the fill hole as previously done in the past, then remove the vent tube, and add and additional 19oz of fluid and 1oz of slip additive.
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The fill hole on the differentials is apparently too low not allowing for a proper fill. The additional fluid gets added via the vent tube fitting. Fill to the bottom of the fill hole as previously done in the past, then remove the vent tube, and add and additional 19oz of fluid and 1oz of slip additive.
If that is the case, why don't they just replace the cover with one that has the fill in the right location?
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If that is the case, why don't they just replace the cover with one that has the fill in the right location?
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ dollars, they will let us buy aftermarket covers. cheaper for them.
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Your are correct! The cost of the current solution is the cost of a quart of differential lube and 1oz of limited slip additive. To replace the cover would cost 86 oz of lube and 4 oz slip additive and a new cover. Over $100 vs $15 x 57,000 trucks. With labor the cost difference is probably close to $12 million. I will probably add a new bung on top of the cover at change time and simply fill with the recommend amounts of fluid including the additional 19/1oz combo in the RRT.
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Your are correct! The cost of the current solution is the cost of a quart of differential lube and 1oz of limited slip additive. To replace the cover would cost 86 oz of lube and 4 oz slip additive and a new cover. Over $100 vs $15 x 57,000 trucks. With labor the cost difference is probably close to $12 million. I will probably add a new bung on top of the cover at change time and simply fill with the recommend amounts of fluid including the additional 19/1oz combo in the RRT.
I could be wrong, but i think the 2011 (1500) does NOT have the rubber plug on the cover anymore.
I heard they put the lube "fill plug" in the front side of the case`s now, and they accidently tapped the "fill hole" to low in the case`s and its not allowing enough lube to be at the right levels. The lube apperently isnt getting to the bearings good enough. I also heard dodge isnt sending out the notices to everyone until february...??? If thats true, thats a HUGE mistake on their part... i smell buy backs and lawsuits in the future due to the fact that they are saying that if the rearend seizes up and can cause an accident. Engineering at its best....dodge gets a BIG DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHH for this mistake...!!!!

Anyone know this to be true or not....?????
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Whoa - I'm glad this came out now. I was going to buy a 2011 Laramie next week. They'll have to get this fixed properly, I could just see an oil change shop taking the fill plug out to check the lube and thinking it was overfilled let it level out and put the plug back - it's gonna happen eventually. I'm going to go measure the height of the plug and watch the new ones for a while to get one set up properly. For 50K there should not be issues like this.
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So it is only 2011 Laramies with POSI?
Weird they would change the rear end from 09 to 11
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