Differential drive axle, is sometimes called the “rear end”. Rear axle or differentials are usually neglected until a problem presents itself. Differentials do require regular service in order for them to receive the maximum life expectancy. If your differential has been serviced at regular intervals it possibly may last the entire life of the automobile. Here are some common indicators that a problem has developed are:
Popping or jerking when under a load
Dry raspy noise while driving
Whining noise while driving
Gear oil leaking from axle seals
Front wheel drive automobiles have what is known as CV drive axles. A usual occurrence that usually indicate the need for front wheel drive axle service is a loud clicking noise during turns. Common CV axle service for a worn or damaged CV axles is to replace it with quality remanufactured CV axles.
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