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Old 03-14-2016, 10:09 PM   #15
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I changed my diffs at 40,000 and will do it again at 100,000, so far no leaks..
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Old 03-14-2016, 10:22 PM   #16
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We have changed it at after 30,000 and then at 95,000 they changed seals and fluid. Now at 102,000 we needed all new differential parts. Guess now we will do this more often.
Do not know..it was at a dealer for this in Sept.
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Old 03-14-2016, 10:32 PM   #17
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You didn't say what year your Dodge is but I guess I would looking at your maintenance schedule in the owners manual to see what is recommended. With the high load from towing the the oil will breakdown resulting in excessive wear. Gear oil is a lot cheaper than a rebuild.
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Old 03-14-2016, 10:49 PM   #18
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Our Red Sled is a 2007 where we have done our oil changes/have great tires and check our tire pressure often and we stay parked for 4 months when the truck goes to the dealer every year for a checkup.

I love AirForums but feel you are just one of those that feels he should how should I say nicely..attack us for what you believe as being stupid.

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Old 03-14-2016, 11:13 PM   #19
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They tightened up your pinion nut too tight and burned up the bearing....Experienced it twice. Once was in a older Jeep with a leaky pinion seal. I paid a gas station grease monkey 10 bucks to replace it. I was young and dumb. I thought tightening the nut with a 4 ft breaker bar was normal. The bearing was howling within months and failed shortly thereafter. The second time was on my Toyota pickup. The pinion seal was leaking before the warranty was up. Dealer replaced seal. The bearing started howling less than a year later on a 11 hr road trip. The over tight nut generated so much heat the rear different housing swelled. They had to put a new housing and gears in.
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:21 PM   #20
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Have you are that roar?

Either;

The leak was bad, and the differential ran out of oil on the account of a bad seal.

-or

Something was coming lose in the differential that caused the leak and the failure.

In either case a timely repair probably would have saved you a lot of money.... But, depending on how much oil was leaking I might have taken the chance of trying to get it home too.

To answer the question about changing differential oil, I NEVER change differential oil, but I make sure they don't leak and keep them topped off.


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Old 03-14-2016, 11:22 PM   #21
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I had a 2004 Suburban.. no noise at all... middle of nowhere Texas.. gave some gas to climb the hill.. and it makes a noise then starts slowing down... barely got to a stopping place. I knew it was the diff...

Turns out GM was waiting for this serial range to fail... hmmmmmmm Repaired 'for free', minus having my family endangered, extra time off work to pick it up after 'repair'... geez..

And, yes, I am a maintenance freak... this was only the second time any of my vehicles left me stranded.

I have rebuilt differentials before.. and I know how to set preload, gear mesh, crush sleeve... etc.. I have replaced worn bearings with 'offset' bearings to move the bearing surface further out on the axle shaft where there is usually zero wear... saved a couple hundred per axle for $50. But, not in the middle of nowhere, Texas or Louisiana...

Glad you guys had your AS guardian angel following ya.. Keep on Truckin'
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:25 PM   #22
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Yes, thank you. Life throws us all punches. We are leaving and going back E to College Station. A year and a half ago our son the Aggie moved back to his love CS. He has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and we are going back to stay how long it takes. We love our boy so much. We can fix our truck. Please keep your thoughts and prayers with us. It is just money. On our way back Wedenesday. Love you guys.

Of course you probably know this, but most occurrences of thyroid cancer are very treatable cancers with a phenomenal cure rate.

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Old 03-15-2016, 07:08 AM   #23
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The axle in your 2007 truck was manufactured by American Axle. The recommendation is 15k oil changes with synthetic oil. The gasket on the cover is reusable so the job isn't too tough.
There are also aftermarket differential covers that have a drain plug in the bottom and a site glass for the fluid check.
http://www.mag-hytec.com/
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Old 03-15-2016, 08:04 AM   #24
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You didn't say what year your Dodge is but I guess I would looking at your maintenance schedule in the owners manual to see what is recommended. With the high load from towing the the oil will breakdown resulting in excessive wear. Gear oil is a lot cheaper than a rebuild.
The oil is synthetic, no break down, the carrier bearings are big around but are a about 1/2 " wide one of the weak links?
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Old 03-15-2016, 09:10 AM   #25
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There have been recalls on diffs just not ours..seems like 2010-12. If you have one you might call a dealer.

Our son's cancer seems very treatable. Jackson, my husband, had colon rectal 8 years ago and I still get to kick him around today...hehe.
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Old 03-15-2016, 09:59 AM   #26
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I am glad to hear both accounts of your good news!


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I bought a used '02 Ram 2500 CTD @ 152k miles. To get it ready for my travels I had the tranny beefed up and added a limited slip diff. When they opened up the diff they found a torn up shim that spacers the axle going into the gear set. Half in place, half laying on the bottom.
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