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I own a 1998 dodge ram 1500. v8, 5.2 2wd. ive recently had problems with my rear differential ive had it replaced... shortly after, everytime i drive it, if my foot is on the gas it whistles, and gradualy gets louder as i go faster, and eventualy dies out once my truck is in 4th gear around 70... is it my exhaust system? if so can i just replace it at a muffler shop? please get back to me.. ryan

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That works fine on a relatively new vehicle but one that has run in salt etc you'll save a lot of time if you remove the steering knuckle completey by separating lower ball joint and outer tie rod end ball joint and bring the whole steering knuckle to a bench to separate the hub/bearing. Soak everything with penetrant, loosen the bolts a few turns and try hitting right on the bolt heads. I also made a very sharp wedge from a chisel and rammed it hard on the other side to seoarate the hub. It will finally come apart then you'll see all the **** that was binding it due to an alumininum knuckle re-acting with a steel hub. Clean the hole and grease everything and fit new bearings

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At least one rear wheel bearing is wearing out. The bearing grease may have been washed out if your vehicle has been through any flooded streets, etc.
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