Recent Topics
Lawnmower 2cycle and 4cycle fuel
by Greaser73
2 minutes 27 seconds ago
Rotella T6 5W40, 5000Mi, 1991 Ford 460 - RV
by MutantGarage
Today at 12:23 AM
2013 SUBARU Outback, M1EP 0w20, 14190mi, 74465 tot
by NO2
Yesterday at 11:52 PM
91 Ford 460 - noisy lifters at Idle when hot
by MutantGarage
Yesterday at 11:49 PM
Great deal on PP 5w30
by 60ampfuse
Yesterday at 11:48 PM
Motorcraft, 5W-30, 2425 miles, 2018 3.5 F EcoBoost
by cdlamb
Yesterday at 11:40 PM
Off-Road Trailer Tires
by troutfisher
Yesterday at 09:55 PM
dirty injectors - necessarily obvious?
by NissanMaxima
Yesterday at 08:26 PM
Does ST Syn HM contain extra seal conditioners?
by Elantra16
Yesterday at 08:09 PM
Leather treatment and frequency
by Toros
Yesterday at 08:01 PM
jack in the box
by redbone3
Yesterday at 07:39 PM
F1 - 2018 German Grand Prix
by gofast182
Yesterday at 07:38 PM
Cooper Evolution???
by Traction
Yesterday at 06:22 PM
Blackstone July 2018 Oil Report
by 2015_PSD
Yesterday at 05:43 PM
VW Tiguan 2013 34000 Miles EA 189
by kilgore68
Yesterday at 04:44 PM
Fuel pump age, wear, cooling, replacement brand
by wrcsixeight
Yesterday at 03:34 PM
Much to choose between these two 5W30 FUCHS?
by 21Rouge
Yesterday at 03:03 PM
Once a year changes
by jay929
Yesterday at 01:45 PM
Royal Purple SAE 30 Synthetic
by SilverSnake
Yesterday at 01:40 PM
EPAUTO Filters
by JeffKeryk
Yesterday at 01:10 PM
Newest Members
TA128, Elantra16, Peterbilt52, CarllT100, 99SK04GTX
65515 Registered Users
Who's Online
14 registered (Greaser73, Driz, Duke, CleverUserName, ctechbob, ChrisD46), 764 Guests and 29 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65515 Members
67 Forums
287343 Topics
4793625 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#4701120 - 03/20/18 07:58 PM Versatrak rear diff groan?
55Test Offline


Registered: 09/22/04
Posts: 1974
Loc: New Brunswick
So yeah, haven't posted here in a long while. My dad just got himself a 2006 Equinox (only 117kms/72700 miles) with Versatrak AWD which works a treat but makes a slightly uncomfortable groaning sound when activated such as when in deep snow. At no other time does the AWD system exhibit any noise. I assume this noise is similar to the noise you might hear when a limited slip diff has worn out fluid. Would that be the case even with only 727000 miles?
_________________________
The total sum of everything I have learned from this website: ...Oil in engine, good!

Top
#4701138 - 03/20/18 08:10 PM Re: Versatrak rear diff groan? [Re: 55Test]
LeakySeals Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 6624
Loc: Hudson, NH
I don't have an Equionox but I can share my experiences with GM AWD. The front diff can "growl" on the highway as it starts to wear out. One time I used a universal ATF in the transfer case and it made a strange slipping sensation around corners. I put in the correct fluid and the problem went away. I also have to change the chain at some point. Its loose, i can hear it. Jumps when i pull hard. The only problem I had in the rear was a faulty u-joint, it would clunk through the gears.
_________________________
06 Escalade 6.0L AWD 160k. M1 5w30 Fram TG
03 Maxima 3.5L 152k ST HM 10w30

Top
#4701380 - 03/21/18 01:17 AM Re: Versatrak rear diff groan? [Re: 55Test]
michaelluscher Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 2439
Loc: Staten Island, NY
Perhaps a drain and fill of Versatrak + fluid is in order

I know Honda diffs can get noisy if they're due for fresh fluid
_________________________
'06 Toyota Camry SE V6 3MZ-FE 100k
'01 Mercury Villager Estate VG33E 52k
'06 Ford Taurus SE Vulcan 60k
'13 Chrysler 300 3.6 Pentastar 230k

Top
#4701414 - 03/21/18 03:37 AM Re: Versatrak rear diff groan? [Re: 55Test]
Silverado12 Offline


Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 3149
Loc: Central Virginia
FWIW different car but my 2016 Challenger had a groan when going around sharp turns, so I drained and refilled the rear with 4 OZ. Lubegard additive and Synthetic 75W-90 oil. Groan went away. That being said, I agree with the others who say the fluid is worn out and/or needs the additive.


Edited by Silverado12 (03/21/18 03:38 AM)
_________________________
12 Chevy Silverado ext. cab LS, 2WD 4.3 auto
10 Mustang GT 5.0 auto
07 Harley Dyna Street Bob 96 c.i. 6 sp.
00 Mustang GT auto

Top
#4701443 - 03/21/18 05:24 AM Re: Versatrak rear diff groan? [Re: michaelluscher]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1909
Loc: SE British Columbia, Canada
Originally Posted By: michaelluscher
Perhaps a drain and fill of Versatrak + fluid is in order

I know Honda diffs can get noisy if they're due for fresh fluid


+1 Owners manual calls for Versatrak in diffs and transfer case. Time for a change.

Top