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2004 Buick Rainier Question: Rear differential crabbing or binding?

 

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Tcdoughboy, 5.3L V8, Traverse City, MI, December 05, 2011, 18:56
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2004 V8 5.3 with AWD and 68,000 miles. When making tight turn say in a parking lot, the rear end act like its crabbing or jumping. I had the identical vehicle before and that had a very smooth turning action.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, December 05, 2011, 19:30
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    Look at the tires that they are the same size make and thread depth. Get the differential oil hot by doing figure eights in a parking lot change the oil and use GM/Buick approved oil in the differential.

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