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Trans Gurus need your help!

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Craftybigdog, May 9, 2003.

  1. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    Hey guys I have a 2001 dodge 2500 diesel and it has drum brakes in the back. Well my wuestion is when Im pulling or empty, in a turn my rear end shudders but only when torque is applied from the driveshaft. I looked at the brakes and they are great, I was wondering if maybe the axle nut is loose I checked all the fluids and it does have a limited slip rear end thanks for your help!
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Sounds like your limited slip may be a bit on the tight side.I would add some limited slip additive,or friction modifier,an ounce at a time,until it gets better,or goes away.

    After adding each ounce,take it out for a good drive,and do some tight figure eights to get the addtive worked into the clutch packs.

    It also wouldn't hurt to change the fluid,and maybe look at a synthetic.Don't put any friction modifier in at first,and see how it is.If it's still bad,then add an ounce at a time.
  3. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    I would get the mopar LSD additive,and add one oz to the differential,run it for a day,and if it stil does it add the other oz. My truck needed 2 oz after I changed the diff oil over to Shaeffers gear oil. If you ever get that . Sounds like you have a nice truck.
  4. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog Senior Member
    Messages: 238

    Yeah guys Im running amsoil synthetic, I think Im gonna flush it and put some fresh in and see what happens. I looked at my brake pads and they were great, if the axle bolts loosened up would it make it shudder? I dont know if they are, its just strange. I might try that additive. When I ever get home. Im over here flying in the sand box, oh what fun.