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Gota 2006 dodge dakota got it oct 2017 backing out of

Hi gota 2006 dodge...

Hi gota 2006 dodge dakota got it oct 2017 backing out of driveway in 4wheel. hear a loud clunk looked it over the mount on the pass side casing broke an while taking it out saw that it was broke on top of pumkin also.so we put in a new diff. now it only had two bolts on the pumkin &two bolts on the pass side , two weeks later backing out of aparking spot it broke again. whats missing?

Mechanic's Assistant: Besides this, what condition is the car in?

Its in good condition.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?

Like i said changed the differential .

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

It dosnt seem like it has eoungh support somthings missing.

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Were you in 4wd again when it broke?

Do you have stock suspension and tires?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
i wasi4wd.yesit has stock suspension

Describe the condition of the road you are on. dry or wet pavement, dirt, mud, concrete, snow or ice?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
well its a dirt road the day it broke was snow that was the second time. the frist time was the day i got it dirt rd.bill

On this dirt road is it not passable when using 2wd?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
it is most days .frist time i was just tring the 4wd

This design is a weak area and will fail prematurely anytime you use 4wd in situations it is not needed in where binding will occur from the driveline front and rear fighting each other. Make sure both axles have the same ratio and all tires are the same circumference. Beyond that, a machine shop may be able to make you a stronger attachment point to prevent this.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
thats what i figured

Anything else you need from me or are you pleased with my help?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
where would be the best place to brace it . I just ordered a diff. for it?

Bracing to the frame would be best.

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