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Rear axle grumbles / judders when turning left or right at low speed

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First thing you need to do is remove the rear cover and take a look inside. look for broken, rounded or chipped gears and fine metal flakes in the lube
If you have a positraction differential, add new fluid and positraction additive and make a series of tight right and left turns in a parking lot. If posi plates are binding, that will often free them up.

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Make sure the car is not in 4wheel lock mode

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