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Rear End Issues ???????????????

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by A&M Snowplowing, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. A&M Snowplowing

    A&M Snowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Is there any sign to tell when your rear end may be giving away. Cause on my 1996 Ram 2500 I have been noticing some slippage. I have been sitting at a couple of red lights and when i go to accelerate the truck like spins the tires. The thing is that i am not even touching the gas. It also jumps forward like the tires are not getting enough traction. The roads where also dry to. Could this be a sign of the rear end getting ready to take a dump or am i just getting paranoid after putting in a transmission. Cause i hear that lots of dodge owner putting in rear ends after transmissions.
  2. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    I have never heard of a rear end going without warning- like bearings grinding or seals leaking.

    My first thought is that shiney new tranny..... hate to say it but those symptoms sound more like slipping auto than a rear- infact I have never heard of those symptoms from a bad rear end.
    if you eant to check the rear jack the back end up and wiggle the drive shaft- look for play in the pinion shaft bearing, then pull the diff cover and drain the oil. Inspect the oil for metal particles and clutch material (if you have a posi). Wiggle the diff carrier with your have looking for slop. Look for oil leaks around the backing plates near the wheels - sign of leaking seals.

    No metal and no slop means no problems.....