06 GMC rear end slip

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by docholiday, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. docholiday

    docholiday LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    i noticed today after i put some ballast in the bed that i felt what seemed like a slip or hesitation in the rear diff.
    any ideas?
  2. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    I ruined a rearend on a 1988 Dakota by not checking the fluid levels when I changed the oil. I used it to tow a 19' boat and usually put it in brackish water. My first indication of a problem was when I thought someone ran into me from the rear at a stop sign. That's what it felt like, someone bumping me lightly. It was around $1500 back in '90 to replace the ring and pinion gears. Check your fluid levels. Tony
    PS I have an '07 classic with 4.10 so let me know if there's a problem, thanks.
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Describe your truck. Would it happen to be a long bed crew cab?
  4. docholiday

    docholiday LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    06 GMC reg cab 6.0 4.10 rear end long box hd
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    You might be feeling the limited slip in the truck if you have one. If you have a little more weight on one side of the truck the one wheel maybe grabbing better than the other.

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