Abs light went on pulled out old speed sensor and there was a couple of metal chunks on it. Considering that the basic design of the rear differential in the 2009-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 is fairly standard and has been for decades , the fix could be something as simple as swapping out the pinion nut for something that is found to more reliably stay tight. If it is, tell them to pay for your rental! After finally locating a rear end I rebuild it going to a posi-traction set up which so far is treating me good, but I am still uneasy about clunking noises probably because I worry to much! I drive a 2008 2500 with a Cummins and have had zero problems at 150,000 miles. I have been informed that parts may be available on August 15, a full 2-months following initial order. Turns out to be c clips that hold the lsd together. Rear differential pinion seal started leaking, checked rear differential fluid, was ok. But this time i had my two year old daughter with me and that was horrifying to her and me.
I will continue to have it repaired until the warranty runs out 75,000 miles or I get rid of it. I could not afford a shop to do the work so I started investigating the problem. Truck is parked and used only if necessary. Identify the proper type by locating the vehicle information sticker under the hood of the vehicle or consulting your owner's manual. Should the federal agency find some problem with the rear differential design of the 2009 and 2010 Ram 1500, they could elevate the procedure to an engineering analysis which is often the final step before a recall. I have had mine fail twice in 2 years.
I have a 2003 1500 Quad and on my way in to work yesterday morning, my truck jerked like I had ran over something and I lost my gear. You have to replace the hole differential. This is a quick and easy way to change the differential fluid without making a mess or getting too dirty. Come on dodge take care of your customers. Thanks for your article, Ron.
If something is not done i will never by another dodge and try to convince everybody i know to stay away from dodge trucks. Chevy or Ford for my family. Had the rear rebuilt cause of failure once at 31,000 miles. Both rear diff and transfer case were cracked. The fluids for the differential depend upon the type of differential installed. A diagram of a Dodge Ram 1500 rear differential cannot be drawn with letters or words.
Use this information at your own risk. They really need to issue refunds to everyone that encountered this problem. A diagram is also known as a schematic layout. We are committed to the highest ethics, providing diverse voices, to accuracy, making corrections, and the best standards of automotive journalism. I thought it was my transmission at first, but I was told by a shop that it was the pinion bearing. Turns out the C clips broke apart and some chips fell into the gears making the differential un-buildable.
BoostedMotorsports recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Put new sensor in problem went away. I have the new parts right now out on my bench waiting for the shop to fix it again the right way. I've used it for coolant flushes too! My Chevy had over 200,000 on it when I sold it. Found out I have a restricted warrenty! Ive sunk to much money into this truck to be to scared to drive it. I was later informed that our truck was not included in the recall because our 09 was manufactured in Dec 08.
Now, less than 4,000 miles later, The grinding has returned. Dode need to recal 2003 also,the rear end is a piece of junk,I spent 1000. I was lucky that the big chunk size of a quarter stuck to a magnet in the rear or I too could have had lock up. I had the seal replaced; less than a year later, at about 37,000 miles, the grinding from the rear end was loud enough I had it checked out. In addition to the damage done to the internals of the rear differential, a locked rear end can cause all sorts of other mechanical issues - some of which are mentioned above and all of which can increase the likelihood of an accident. Never any issues with the rear.
Dodge want 3k to fix it. The diagram may also be different depending on the year the vehicle was made. It has thousands of members! I immediately stopped driving the truck, and began to look for answers. The first failure occurred at 65mph on the interstate. Dodge knows there rear ends are big problems but they will not help covering the price to fix. The first time i was going roughly 45mph in traffic on route 28.