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REAR AXLE NOISE

2003 Dodge Ram

Noises problem
2003 Dodge Ram V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 78000 miles

I have a 2003 dodge ram 1500 two wheel drive with rear axle noise. The noise starts at 20 mph and gets worse at greater speeds. The noise stops once I left off the gas pedal. Help anyone?
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HIGHSPEED87
February 4, 2010.



If the tires are good, I would support the vehicle on a lift and engage the rear axle. With a mechanics stethescope, you could move the tube to different locations around the axle to identify where the nose might be coming from. Rear end nosies are usually due to outer bearings, carrier bearings, or a ring & pinion that has frosted or pitted.

Many times I will replace the fluid first, and see if that eliminates any nosies due to lack of friction reduction in the gear oil. I always recommend synthetic gear oil.

Tiny
Scotty Dee
Feb 4, 2010.