Signs of Differential Trouble and How to Help Prevent Issues

Here are possible signs that it’s time to get your differential looked at:

  • Difficulty in handling vehicle
  • Feel of grinding gears
  • Sounds of banging, clanging, rattling, and whining
  • Burning smells    


The best way to help prevent long-term issues to your differential, to your drivetrain, and wheels, is to:

1 Invest in a high-quality differential (Auburn Gear has over 83 years of experience in the gear industry with Operations in the USA). 

2 Have a qualified mechanic install your new investment – they can help ensure that is the correct spline count and gear ratio and look for any other potential issues associated with your third member (i.e., worn drive axle shafts or hypoid ring and pinion set).


What Differential Will Help Me Realize the Most Performance?


Auburn Gears differentials are the preferred solution for the street/strip/track and off-roading/rock crawling!


For additional information on finding the product that will best suit your situation, check out Auburn Gears differential product catalog, contact form, or talk with your local qualified local Wholesale Distributor or Retailer.


This is intended to be general information.  If you would like to learn more about this topic from Auburn Gear, please don’t hesitate to get ahold of us through Auburn Gears contact form.

                                     Article provided by Greg Milentis, Auburn Gear Business Unit Manager, Differentials