Updated Differential Clutch Kit Available if Rear End Noise is Heard on Ford F-150

If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, this could be caused by a failing differential clutch kit. An updated differential clutch kit available.

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Average mileage: 83,461 (11,000–200,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD, Automatic Transmission
8 model years affected: 1990, 2002, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007, 2010, 2011
29 people reported this problem
23 people shared problem details
2011 Ford F-150- 2WD75,000
from stop to takeoff i get a clunk. it seems like there is a lot of slack in the drive train somewhere. it seems to be getting worse.any thoughts?
2011 Ford F-150- 4WD97,850
rumble noise at slow speeds turning or backing up and turning from the rear end shudders and shakes whole truck
2011 Ford F-150- 4WD21,000
I had the diff clutch replaced by Ford at 21000, 34000 and now at 77000. These are in kms so they work back to 13125 miles, 21,250 and 48,125 miles. It is a 2011 F150 XTR 4x4, 5.3l. I would like to know if there is something that I could be doing to extend the life of this part. Ford has been good at replaceing it without charge, but it is a real annoying problem.
2005 Ford F-150- 2WD58,885
Rear makes a howling vibrating noise as it goes from. 30 mph on up. Have replaced the tires, but my mechanic suggested that it might be the differential. I have an appoint for him to check it out.
2006 Ford F-150- 4WD85,000
Horrible grinding rubbing squeeking noise while making turns. But only happens after truck has been driven in heat on highways for long period of time.
2010 Ford F-150- 4WD
Clutch pack is binding and slipping on corners and taking off from a stop
2010 Ford F-150- 4WD103,000
not fixed yet, After traveling 50 plus miles on interstate and you get off the interstate the rear end shutters at low speed, sometimes when you first take off it makes a little noise sort of like a bearing freezing up.
2002 Ford F-150- 2WD98,000
Same as others, shudders when making turns . It's. Definitely the clutch packs.
2011 Ford F-150- 4WD30,000
new axel clutch pack was installed at 30k, now at 58k same pro blem.
2010 Ford F-150- 4WD61,000
61000, just out of warranty the again at 80000. Second time replacing the clutches in the differential. Ford covered the second time.
2011 Ford F-150- 4WD100,000
Rear end grinding noise and sticking/grabbing when cornering. Spoke to a recently retired ford mechanic who said it was the clutch pack in the rear end and that by making a couple tight circles on a dry surface both ways would help to free the clutch which does work most of the time. Truck now has 48,000. I also changed out the fluid to amsoil and added an extra quart. Clutch still sticks and I will have to replace it sooner than later.
1990 Ford F-150- 4WD52,000
After driving for a while then stopping, if I shift to reverse or park then back to drive there is a loud clunking sound and a surge in the drive line
2007 Ford F-150- 4WD160,000
I'm going to replace clutch packs, can't find them on napa pro link, any ideas where to get them? Do the chain stores carry them? ( napa car quest oreilly etc)?
2011 Ford F-150- 4WD82,000
Slightly pressing gas it Huns and whines, let off it'll stop. It's getting worse as well
1990 Ford F-150- 4WD130,000
I here a noise like tires rubbing when i make left and right hand turns and it only starts doing it when the rear heats up. If i make the same turns and do not accelerate its not as bad and sometimes not at all but as soon as im in the turn and touch the pedal it thumps and at times vibrates the entire truck and i was told the clutchs would go bad in the rear, i dont care to buy another rear end i just wanna make sure thats the problem, at first i thought it was in the front but i pulled both lh and rh knees completely apart and found nothing wrong but rebuilt both any way just to end up with same problem witch the rear end was the only place left for the problem to be
2011 Ford F-150- 2WD101,090
Slight grinding sound coming from rear. Thought it was the wheel bearings.
2004 Ford F-150- 2WD100,000
Noise coming from rear end turn slips
2010 Ford F-150- 4WD62,000
Front end grinds around turns and when heavy braking is applied, need to drive with traction control off for it to go away
2005 Ford F-150- Automatic Transmission
Extreme whining noise going down the road . Not fized yet
2010 Ford F-150- 4WD37,000
Took it to dealership were they performed a rear axle in vehicle diag. Found it needed clutches. They replaced rear axle differential Clutch packs. Problem solved.
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