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'03 F150 lariat-rear end makes a whining noise when turning left or right. sometimes feels like brakes are grabbing. I think it started after submersing truck in water.Changed oil in diff. no different.

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The noise usually is the clutches in the posi unit not releasing properly when turning, I've had sucess by taking the diff.cover off and cleaning as much old fluid out as possible. Install cover and add two bottles of Ford posi additive and fill with 75/140 synthetic gear lube. It holds about 3.3 litres. Drive vehicle to a parking lot with enough room to do figure eights. At low speed make fairly tight turns in a figure eight. Do this several times, then reverse your direction and repeat. This forces new lube into the clutch packs. Drive vehicle and listen for improvement,

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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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Check the "U-Joints" on the drive shaft and or rear wheel/axle bearings.
You MAY need a little help as the wheel(s) needs to be of the ground to check axle bearing. Grasp top and bottom of the tire and wobble it in and out.

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Check this procedure for Ford models (click over images for zoom)....

Rear Bench Seat Cushion (Supercab)

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Fig. 7 Rear seat cushion installation-F series Super Cab

  1. Remove the seat cushion retaining screws.
  2. Lift the seat cushion and feed the seat belt through the cushion.
  3. Lift the cushion up ensuring the retaining hooks are free and remove the cushion.
To install:
  1. Place the cushion into place, place the seat belts through the cushion and engage the retaining hooks.
  2. Tighten the retaining screws to 19-25 ft. lbs. (26-34 Nm).

Rear Bench Seat Back (Supercab)

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Fig. 8 Rear seat back installation-F series Super Cab

  1. Remove the seat cushion.
  2. Remove the seat back bottom retaining screws.
  3. Lift the seat back and remove it from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Place the seat cushion into place ensuring the retainers on the top of the seat back are engaged.
  2. tighten the retaining screws to 19-32 ft. lbs. (25-44 Nm).

Rear Bench Seat (Crew Cab)

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Fig. 9 Rear bench seat and track installation-F-350 Crew Cab

  1. Remove the seat track-to-floor pan bolts and lift the seat and track out of the truck.
  2. Installation is the reverse of removal. Apply sealer to the area of the bolt holes. Tighten the bolts to 18-32 ft. lbs. (25-44 Nm).

Side-Mounted Folding Rear Seat (Super Cab)

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Fig. 10 Side-mounted folding rear seats-F series Super Cab

  1. Remove the seat bracket-to-floor screw and washer assemblies.
  2. Remove the seat assembly.
  3. Remove the bumper screws-to-retainer.
  4. Remove the bumper.
  5. Remove the trim panel retaining screws.
  6. Remove the seat assembly.
  7. Tighten the bolts to 22-30 ft. lbs. (30-40 Nm).

Forward Facing Folding Rear Seat (Super Cab)
  1. Release the rear seat back latch striker and put the rear seat back frame in the fold down position.
  2. Remove the seat belts.
  3. Remove the retaining screws attaching the rear seat back cover to the rear seat back frame.
  4. Lift up the seat back cover and remove it from the vehicle.
  5. Remove the panel and support assembly-to-floor retaining screws.
  6. Pull the rear seat back release latch and remove the rear seat cushion frame and rear seat cushion cover.
  7. Move the seat cushion so that the bottom panel is toward the front.
  8. Remove the retaining screws to the bottom panel and support assembly.
  9. Feed the strap-to-rear seat back release latch through the rear seat cushion pad.
  10. Remove the rear seat cushion.
  11. The installation is the reverse of the removal.

Hope this helps to sove it.

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