Dodge Dakota 2002 rear end rub

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Old 08-10-11, 01:44 PM
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Dodge Dakota 2002 rear end rub

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Buddy has 2002 Dakota 4x4 with rear drum brakes. Driving forward or in reverse, steering wheel straight, it's all good.

When wheels are turned to a side, forward or in reverse, there's quite a loud rub coming from the driver side rear end. It is much louder in reverse, than in forward. Accompanied by vibration, you can clearly feel it through the rear fender.

Any suggestions? I think it has locking rear diff, but not sure, as it's not mine, and he does not know much about it.
 
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Old 08-11-11, 09:52 PM
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my bet is on the locking diff clutches.
change fluid-add friction modifier - drive in close circle 10 times left then right
 
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Old 08-12-11, 01:11 PM
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will tell them. actually, this does explain why it does ok in straight line - both wheels spinning at same rpms - and rubs in turns - wheels spin at different rpms. good thought! appreciate this.
 
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