Whining Noise at Freeway Speeds From Rear of Vehicle on Dodge Durango

A whining noise heard driving at freeway speeds (more than 55 mph) can be normal noise from the rear axle which is being transmitted through the body. A body/frame damper is available which may help with this concern.

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Average mileage: 123,581 (60,000–223,265)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
9 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
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2005 Dodge Durango - 2WD 147,000 mi,
Similarly, my 2WD 2005 Durango has a whining noise about 60-70mph and when I let up on the gas pedal to coast the noise goes away, push down on the pedal can hear immediately.
Does not matter how fast I am going I start to hear as soon as I take off from 0.
2003 Dodge Durango - 4WD 127,000 mi,
I hear a high pitch noise only after 60mph on the freeway and lets up after I take my foot off the gas. Whats the problem?
2003 Dodge Durango - 4WD 223,265 mi,
i have the same problem but mine doesnt sound like its near the back its around the middle so i thought it may be the transmission but im not sure and havent felt like doing anything about it yet haha it sounds like a jet plane taking off every time i enter the highway
2008 Dodge Durango 82,000 mi,
At speed i can hear the pinion support bearing howling. I can vary the degree of noise by either accelerating or decelerating. If i "float" thru the rpm range at a particular speed, i can make the sound go away. Repair was not made because the mechanic at auto nation dodge was either deaf, lazy or "new". He could not find /hear the problem.
whining noise on freeway from the rear
2003 Dodge Durango - 2WD 145,129 mi,
same issue, but whining is loud and starts from take off at zero. have been told it is the rear axle. never heard it before, bought it at 55k miles and started at 143k miles
1999 Dodge Durango - 4WD 128,085 mi,
It grinds at low speeds when I turn an gets a vibration at 50mph an above
1998 Dodge Durango 60,000 mi,
Rear differential had to be replaced at only 60K miles. Was making whining sound. Researched problem and found out that Dodge outsourced the rear differential to Taiwan and they over packed the bearings too tight which causes premature failure.
2007 Dodge Durango - 4WD 75,500 mi,
Noise starts at about 20 mph and whirring increases in pitch as the speed picks up. No clunking, no issues shifting. So it sounds like bad pinion bearings.
2003 Dodge Durango - 4WD 173,000 mi,
whining noise as I speed up coming from rear end.
2002 Dodge Durango - 4WD 123,000 mi,
Loud whinning sound when moving at all speeds from the rear end. Dealership said it sounds like it was coming from the Differential