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Old 05-13-2011, 07:03 PM
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I think they need a recall for the recall. I just had my truck serviced for this recall and when I got the truck home I looked underneath and the plug, valve or whatever it's called on the differential cover was gone. So right now I'm waiting for the flat bed to tow the truck back to the dealer. Here are some pictures of the gaping hole on the diff cover. There are no threads on that hole so I'm assuming that there is supposed to be some sort of plug or pressure relief valve. I don't know wtf happened but whatever did shouldn't have.




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The tech forgot to put the plug in. (Its included in the recall kit). I may be wrong but unless you cleaned it off youreself the gear oil as well.
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the temporary fix is for the dealership to OVERFILL the rear differential, by adding fluid through the air vent in the rear end
it brings the fluid level up to an allowable height so that the axle bearings get needed lubrication
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I think this is the same problem Dodge has known since December. It irks me to think that Dodge knew about this problem but kept right on selling vehicles without the fix. I bought my Ram the first week of March and just got the recall notice yesterday. I'm sure the sales lots are still full of these trucks that have not sold with no effort to repair them. Just make the sale and let the customer deal with the issue later.
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Got my new rear diff cover and they really slathered the RTV fluid around when they put it back on. Took 45 minutes and I'm not sure, but there's a little tab or something apparently to splash up some of the fluid towards the upper part of the rear diff. That is what the tech there was telling me but I'm by no means convinced he knew what he was talking about.
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Would this explain my klunking in the rear when I come to a stop
I've got the same issue with my new RAM 1500...a klunking sound from the rear when I have already come to a complete stop.

I also experience rough shifting in the 40-55mph range. I took my truck into the dealership and they could not reproduce either issue, but said the rough shifting was the MDS kicking in.

My gas mileage is also poor (averaging around 14-14.5mpg). My initial thoughts were a failing torque converter.

Anybody else experience these 2 issues? If it's normal, then I'm fine with living with it, but if it isn't, I would like to get these issue resolved. $45K for a new truck, I don't think I should be having these issues.
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I think they need a recall for the recall. I just had my truck serviced for this recall and when I got the truck home I looked underneath and the plug, valve or whatever it's called on the differential cover was gone. So right now I'm waiting for the flat bed to tow the truck back to the dealer. Here are some pictures of the gaping hole on the diff cover. There are no threads on that hole so I'm assuming that there is supposed to be some sort of plug or pressure relief valve. I don't know wtf happened but whatever did shouldn't have.



OMG WTF is wrong with these guys. I agree, it looks like the gear oil was also missed. I'd insist on a new rearend.
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Total incompetence.

They need to provide you with an entire brand new rear end.
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