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1998 dodge 1500 rear end howling

Have a 1998 dodge 1500 that the rear end sounds like I have a pair of mud grip tires on it. Truck has 164K miles on it but rear end seem very tight for one with that many miles. Jack one wheel off the ground and wheel does not rock back and forth much when in park.
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At what times is it howling?

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Most all the time. When I give it gas or coasting. Only time it doesn't make any noise is when I am going down hill and give it just enough gas that the rear end is not pushing the engine.
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I have a '97 1/2 ton that does the same thing. Dad changed the rear end fluid out and replaced it with regular 80/90, and did not put any limited slip additive in, and ever since, it has howled just like you say.

After he informed me of this, I drained the rear end and cleaned out a lot of metal shavings, and put in the proper fluid. It has quieted down a little since then, but still there. Not saying that is your issue, but thats all I can think of from experience. If you have a limited slip diff in that truck, I believe there should be a metal tag of sorts attached to one of the bolts/bolt holes.

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