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Common rear differential problems in Dodge vehicles include carrier bearing wear, pinion bearing wear, worn or broken spider gears, worn or stuck clutches, and damaged ring and pinion gears. Almost all differential probl... More »

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Symptoms of rear differential failure include vibrations, noises and other irregular driving characteristics, such as whirring on deceleration, whining during acceleration or rumbling at speeds over 20 miles per hour, ac... More »

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The main symptom of a bad differential is noise. The differential may make noises, such as whining, howling, clunking and bearing noises. Vibration and oil leaking from the rear differential seal may also be signs of a f... More »

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The most common rear differential repairs are replacing worn bearings around the carrier and pinion, changing the differential fluid and failure of spider gears or positive traction devices. A fully functioning different... More »

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A pinion bearing is a mechanical element that constrains the movement of a pinion, a gear with a small number of teeth. Pinion bearings are a common part of automotive differentials. These are devices that allow cars to ... More »

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Tackling a rear pinion seal leak can be very difficult. An experienced mechanic is the best choice for fixing a pinion seal leak. More »

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The crown and pinion assembly in a vehicle is a set of two perpendicular gears, the crown-wheel and pinion, that regulate the amount of torque applied to the car's wheels. Together they are responsible for transferring p... More »

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