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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Question: i wanna know why i had to replace my rear end diff

 

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crusadeRAM, 4.7L V8, Beacon Falls, CT, January 30, 2011, 21:30
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i have replaced my rear end spider gears once befor around 36000 miles it is now at 63333 miles and i have to replace the entire rear end differential. does anybody know whats up with this trucks rear end?? PLEASE HELP!!!

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    January 30, 2011, 22:26
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    definately sounds like a material defect i would be screaming for mfg to cover under warranty

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    crusadeRAM, January 30, 2011, 22:42
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    i thought warranty only covers 3 year or 30000 miles

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    January 31, 2011, 04:09
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    the load you are carrying could be a factor. what was all replaced??
    if it was not set up correctly, that would cause pre mature failure.

    Roy

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    Visitor, January 31, 2011, 23:35

    dont carry much for loads but when i relaced it the first time i just replaced the spider gearswith beefier gears from jawsgears.com

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    mastertech6371, February 01, 2011, 19:39
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    ok, i would check the carrier itself. if it is worn and the teeth mesh is off with the spiders, that will cause the failure.
    i always recommend using oem parts. aftermarket parts don't always mix well with old parts in the rear.

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    Visitor, February 03, 2011, 11:31

    thank you i am curently replacing it with a rebuilt dealer rear diff. ill post back on how it turns out.

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