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2004 Dodge Ram with 129K ran differential low on fluid and it has a whining noise. Filled with fluid but the noise is still there and seems to be getting louder. What is making the noise in your opinion ?

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  • donnyphant Apr 12, 2011

    is it ok to let it go ? what happened was the front seal let most of the fluid leak out so slowly that it never dripped on the driveway but caked up underneath until I noticed when driving it back from Houston Texas it started whining....now it just whines and it's full of Lucas....How long would you imagine it will last without a rebuild as long as I keep it full of oil ?
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Could be pinion bearings, differential side bearings, axle bearings, ring and pinion mating, or any combination of the above. Very complicated stuff. Leave it to a pro.

Posted on Apr 11, 2011

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Gears inside the Diff. Since it was low on fluid for a while it probably got overheated. Overhauling it will help.

Posted on Apr 11, 2011

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