2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 noise in the rear axle both sides when making a turn slow

Asked by Mar 27, 2015 at 07:55 PM about the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

noise comes when I make a slow close turns the noise is a creaking binding sound like when your lug nuts are loose but they are not  I first thought it was the emergency brake but replaced that and new brakes and rotors   I cheated putting the emergency brake on didn't pull the axles one of my good friends that's  ASE Master mechanic is telling me that Dodge has a problem with their differentials he can not give me a specific fit  can somebody help    thanks

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If it has a posi-traction rear the clutches may be binding. On GM cars there is an additive to add to the rear end lube you put the stuff in then go make figure 8's until it works it's way into the clutches. Confirm that it has posi rear then ask chrysler if they have this additive

It is a posi rear and if I put this in and it doesn't go away what's next a rear or money wise is it cheaper to get rear or rebuild thanks for your help

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