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post #1 of 7 Old 08-04-2009, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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elimitating trak-lok

I have a 98 5.9Limited - DANA44 rear-end w/ trak-lok. well it making a horrible clunking/groaning noise while turning and sometimes after turning while going straight. I would like to eliminate the trak-lok unless someone knows how to get rid of this noise. I have already done a fluid change and added Mopar Friction Modifier and followed the procedure in the FSM of driving in a figure 8 pattern repeatedly to lubrcate everything and it still has this noise.
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-04-2009, 10:59 AM
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The only way to eliminate the trak-lock would be to swap in a standard (open) carrier. That will require having your ring and pinion professionally set up for proper gear mesh pattern.

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how do the spider gears look?

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post #4 of 7 Old 08-04-2009, 07:46 PM
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get it rebuilt or get an open carrier set up for it. either solution is a minimum of a couple hundred dollars.

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well if anything i would rebuild it myself. do you think the noise is just worn out clutches?
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-05-2009, 08:53 AM
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I would lean toward checking the spider and side gears. The traclock should not cause noise when going straight and if it is trashed you probably would have found trash and pieces in the diff when you changed the oil.

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had the same issue with my 5.9.... the 2 clutches that are used as a "spring" in the trac loc system on mine blew apart into like 15 peices..... it looked ok when i pulled the cover off, but when i took the clutches out, i saw the damage

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