Tag: differentials

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May 05, 2016

How to Check Locking Hubs for Binding

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Michael thinks the locking hubs on his Tacoma may be binding. Here's how to check them out before they check out.

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why does my four-wheel-drive truck bind up in 4WD
May 05, 2016

How to Check Locking Hubs for Binding

Dear Car Talk

Michael thinks the locking hubs on his Tacoma may be binding. Here's how to check them out before they check out.

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Used Mercedes 240D needs new differential
Sep 24, 2013

Today: Emma Needs Second Opinion Before Buying

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Emma is looking for her first car and she's fallen for a 1975 Mercedes 240D that will likely need its differential replaced very soon. Should she try to negotiate the price with the seller or just walk away? Tom thinks Emma is a young woman of extremely refined tastes, but Ray cautions that the car may spend a lot of time parked in her driveway. Read the case for and against, right here.

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When to change the oil for differentials on a Toyota Tacoma
Sep 01, 2011

Today: Does Mike need to get the oil in his differentials changed?

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I have a general maintenance question for you guys Every time I go to get the oil changed on my Toyota Tacoma the service man always tries to sell me an oil change for the differentials I always decline because...

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what causes a transaxle growling sound
Jul 01, 2010

Is there any hope for Mark's failing Sienna van?

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The transaxle differential bearing on my '98 Toyota Sienna van is growling like a cat in the vet's office. This has been going on for about 5,000 miles now. Lately it has become more intense -- just like the cat does...

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Subaru shakes on left turn
Apr 01, 2010

Piper's Subaru shakes like mad on left turns. Can Tom and Ray help?

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I have a manual-transmission 2000 Subaru Forester with 126,000 miles that I've had since it had 12 miles on it. I also have a 1-month-old baby. As a new mom, my car has me a little worried. During the past year, it has...

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is driveline lash in my new truck really normal
Sep 01, 2005

Does this truck have a case of "driveline-lash" or could it be something else?

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My son owns a 2003 Silverado 1500 4-wheel-drive Regular Cab Chevy truck. We hear and feel a loud clunk from the rear of the vehicle when starting from a stop. If you concentrate and go very slowly, nothing will happen, but if...

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does differential oil need to be changed and how much should it cost
Jan 01, 2003

Just because fluids are dirty it doesn't necessarily mean they need to be replaced.

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I recently took my Dodge Ram conversion van in for an oil change The shop did a full-service check of all my fluids and put a sample of each on a plastic card to compare the colors with those of...

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Aug 01, 2002

What is "limited slip differential"?

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I'm planning to buy a new Toyota RAV and I know I want all-wheel drive and an anti-lock braking system We'll mostly use it on-road but sometimes we have to drive in snow and ice in the winter and up...

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Mar 01, 2000

What is that high-pitched whine coming from my (car's) rear end?

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I have a Ford Aerostar extended version with miles For about the last miles I have been increasingly aware of a moderately high-pitched whine that seems to be coming from the rear of the vehicle This noise reminds me of...

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