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My 2010 Nissan titan has a noise(whine) that begans at 45mph and goes up to 72mph. Nissan will not replace the rear differential because the replacement part will have the same noise. They are avoiding the problem. Two 2010 Titans on the dealership lot have the same noise. They are telling me this a common problem with 2010 Titans.
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Re: 2010 Rear differential noise(whine)

Hmm. Must be a common problem in the 2004 as well. Mine is a whinny baby. I would take it to another dealer, you are still under warranty. Did they say what was actually causing the whine?

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Re: 2010 Rear differential noise(whine)

I personally wouldn't worry about It. My Navigator has a whine also, your going to get some noise regardless. Put a Magnaflow/ Flowmaster on it and that will take care of it.

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Re: 2010 Rear differential noise(whine)

thats weird because i dont have a whine at 45+....and anyone that has read any of my posts or knows me knows how OCD i am about noises. i have banks now so i def wouldnt be able to hear it. the only whine or whistle i have is coming from my transmission when it gets warm after driving for a while. figured it was normal since i have no tranny issues or fluid issues.
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Re: 2010 Rear differential noise(whine)

There should be no whine at 10,30,50, or 80+.

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Re: 2010 Rear differential noise(whine)

This is what mine sounds like.


I was doing some searching and it appears it may be the ring and pinion that is causing the noise. I also read that it does NOT mean impending DOOM...

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Re: 2010 Rear differential noise(whine)

Anyone else sound like the video posted in the above link?

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Re: 2010 Rear differential noise(whine)

I would be thinking rebuild if mine sounded like that.
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Re: 2010 Rear differential noise(whine)

Mine has a whine if throttle is OFF

Especially noticeable between 35-55 - I remove my foot from the gas and let it engine break, there is a very loud whine/grinding noise that reverberates through the drivetrain. I have not figured out what it is yet, I suspect failing rear differential (2006 with 84K) since it is so common but I haven't ruled out some other issue.

I have not found a good thread on "differential symptoms" that would tell me what a rear diff pending failure sounds or behaves like.
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Mine has a whine if throttle is OFF

Especially noticeable between 35-55 - I remove my foot from the gas and let it engine break, there is a very loud whine/grinding noise that reverberates through the drivetrain. I have not figured out what it is yet, I suspect failing rear differential (2006 with 84K) since it is so common but I haven't ruled out some other issue.

I have not found a good thread on "differential symptoms" that would tell me what a rear diff pending failure sounds or behaves like.
I am glad mine is not grinding. I am thinking about going with TruTrac eventually.

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Re: 2010 Rear differential noise(whine)

It is extremely annoying that you can't buy new ring & pinion sets for the rear axle in the OEM axle ratios.

You can buy an OEM gear set for the front diff for 2004-2007, yet not for the rear.
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Re: 2010 Rear differential noise(whine)

With the number of failures I am surprised there isn't an aftermarket ring and pinion option.
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Re: 2010 Rear differential noise(whine)

You can buy aftermarket R&P gear sets, but not in the OEM ratios. So you are looking at getting big tires to offset for the 4.10 or 4.56 gears, and of course to run big tires, you need new wheels, a lift, and you're gonna want some expensive coilovers, shocks and UCAs, and some traction bars, and probably gonna wanna some upgraded CVs when those come out. . . . .
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Re: 2010 Rear differential noise(whine)

And, since I have 4WD, I have to change the front gearing too. Kind of ridiculous.

I am going to pull the differential cover to see the damage, and I am flat scared to do so. If the axle gears are shot I am screwed. TrueTrac+PML Cover seems like a bargain comparatively.
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Re: 2010 Rear differential noise(whine)

Most likely the spider gears, not the ring and pinion gears

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