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ABS Light Came on and Loud Whining in Rear End?

My ABS Light came on and a loud whining noise is comming from the back of the truck. Noise isn't all the time, Just when Driving at a constant speed or accelerating. When Decelerating the noise suddenly stops. Just replaced U-joints, they were bad but were not causing the noise like I thought. i have a bad whine in the rear diff when i accelerate or cruise past 60km/h and when i coast it make a bad whine and kinda like a clunk. thinking the diff is out adjusted. and my ABS light went on. some say its because of the reluctor wheel on the ring gear.

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Well you can remove the sensor in the diff and make sure that looks ok they g obad quiet often also woulnd not hurt too remove the rear diff cover and inspect the rear end if it is whining and you dont see anything wrong i would refill it with lucas oil/grease and start praying check the pinion too and see if it has any play in it

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