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My differential cover gasket is leaking

On my 1996 silverado my differential cover gasket is leaking and there sounds like there's something rubbing against each other. i hear alot of noise and metal hitting against each other. my truck seems to wobble from side to side when im going slow.

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Sounds like your differential maybe destroyed.Take the cover off and look for metal pieces in the bottom of housing or looseness in the gears.

Posted on Oct 24, 2012

  • Aaron Calahan Oct 24, 2012

    i called a mechanic shop and they said it could be the bearings are worn out. but i will tell them what you have told me. thank you sir



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I have had this problem before.. change out the rear diff. fluid with fresh fluid.. note: only use quadrasteer rear diff fluid only purchaseable at a gm dealer..

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I'm having the same problem with my 2006 Chevy 2500 duramax...The humming starts at 25mph and then gets less prominent and then at 50mph it gets more prominent and louder, then at 60mph you can hardly hear it.....I did notice a little bit of leakage where the front axel meets the from diff on the drivers side.
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Definitely replace both axle seals at the same time. It will save you time and money in the long run. When the axles are out be sure check for wear on the axles where the bearings make contact.

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SOURCE: vibration in steering wheel and pulls to the right

Check your front brakes. You may need to grease the caliper slides and machine or turn the rotor. If the rotor is warped it will cause a vibration in the steering wheel, you'll notice it more under varying braking conditions. The caliper could be sticking which can cause a pull. As for the squeaky rear end, being a car that old its time to replace the rear bushings. If they are greaseable then just regrease them. If you replace them consider going with urethane or polyurethane bushings. They will give a better ride than the stock rubber bushings. If the new ones come with grease fittings make sure you grease them at least twice a year, but at every oil change would be wise.

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