Vehicle's rear end has a knocking/clicking sound whenever drive slow or drive in reverse

Tiny
KYLIE JONES
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  • 2002 DODGE DURANGO
  • 4.7L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 241,121 MILES
Hi! Mainly hear and feel it in reverse. Sometimes it's to the point that I can feel it resisting. I continuously check the rear differential fluid, but most of the time it full. When it does need fluid, it's just a couple table spoons if that? Any ideas on what it could be? It's been a problem for about a year now. Its slightly getting worse but at a slow rate. I hate the idea of having to replace the entire rear end. Thank you so much for reading!
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Thursday, May 21st, 2020 AT 7:32 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

Have you checked the universal joint? It could be binding and causing the issue. Take a look through this link. It explains how one works. Before the differential, I would remove the driveshaft and check the universal joint.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-u-joints-work

Here is a link that shows in general how to remove a universal joint:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-remove-a-drive-shaft

Let me know.

Joe
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Thursday, May 21st, 2020 AT 7:54 PM

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