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Old 08-01-2013, 03:33 PM
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I am not a mechanic
I would be jacking up the rear end & putting jack stands under the axle housing, one on each side
then rotate the wheel & tire by hand

you should be able to feel & hear the problem

if it has been quite awhile since the rear differential fluid has been changed
it is time to get some, & then remove the cover plate on the rear end
it is going to make a mess, so get a large pan or something to catch the old oil in
i have used a plastic cement mixing tub before, when nothing else was handy

you can find videos on youtube about dodge rear end fluid changes
once the cover is off, spray some brake parts cleaner all over inside where the gears are

inspect everything, look for chipped teeth, etc.
again rotate the wheel & watch for the place where it catches

parts are not expensive

look at the Randys Ring & Pinion website

Good Luck
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