Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1997-2000 Repair Guide

Troubleshooting

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The following information should provide some guidance in pinpointing driveline faults before disassembly:

  1. Axle bearing problems are usually caused by:

    Insufficient or incorrect lubricant
     
    Lubricant contaminated with water or foreign matter
     
    Incorrect bearing preload adjustment
     
    Incorrect backlash
     

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  3. Axle gear problems are usually caused by:

    Insufficient lubrication
     
    Lubricant contaminated with water or foreign matter
     
    Overloading-excessive engine torque or vehicle/load weight
     
    Incorrect clearance or backlash adjustment
     

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  5. Axle component breakage problems are usually caused by:

    Severe overloading
     
    Insufficient or incorrect lubricant
     
    Improperly tightened components
     
    Differential housing bore misalignment
     

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