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Question 2000 Ram 1500 318 Differential Fluid???

How hard is it to add the additive to the differential? My dad did some work on the truck in Cincinnati before giving to me. Now I drove it up to Milwaukee. But when I turn sharp you can hear the grinding like the "slip" is not working. Called the shop in Cincinnati and they told me to add more fluid?

Can I fix this without having to take back to a mechanic?

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if i am correct, double check though, the diff fluid drain/fill plug is on the front or back side of the differential. well the right or left too idk what side i'd have to look...anyways what i was saying is....if it is low then when you add more it won't matter cause that is how you can tell that it is full..just fill it up until it leaks out of the hole. I think that's how it is but i'd get you a haynes manual and look it up in there to make sure. I know that it tells you how to do it though cause i remember briefly reading about it.
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I had to take back to mechanic. I called the shop back in Cincinnati to get the specs of the product they used. The product didn't have a slip agent in it that the engineers at Dodge had called out so I had to add a new different fluid with the proper slip agent. Otherwise, fine.

I've also noticed that you pay more at a dealership, but you get OEM parts. Some of these off shore brand parts are cheap, but they are reverse engineered via the almighty "eye" and not properly machined to specifications called out by the engineers.

Gotta watch what some mechanics are using.
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I had to take back to mechanic. I called the shop back in Cincinnati to get the specs of the product they used. The product didn't have a slip agent in it that the engineers at Dodge had called out so I had to add a new different fluid with the proper slip agent.
What did you use for fluid?
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if i am correct, double check though, the diff fluid drain/fill plug is on the front or back side of the differential. well the right or left too idk what side i'd have to look...anyways what i was saying is....if it is low then when you add more it won't matter cause that is how you can tell that it is full..just fill it up until it leaks out of the hole. I think that's how it is but i'd get you a haynes manual and look it up in there to make sure. I know that it tells you how to do it though cause i remember briefly reading about it.


It should be on the back right side of the rear differential
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