I have a 2000 model Cadillac Escalade 4wd and I've had 2
rear ends put in and it's doing the same thing.I can go 10
miles and the rear end is so hot that it has melted the seal
and burned the paint on the rear end.Dope comes out of the
over flow pipe and it is not over filled.Can you tell me why
it is getting so hot?We have put it in "N" and we can put
it.We put a scanner on it and we didn't get any codes.What
to do and who to call?
We put another rear end in and it is not getting hot.We put
a trailer on it before the replacement of the 2nd rear end
and it got ex-hot and it got hot without a trailer.We didn't
change the dope in the last one and it is not getting hot.We
are very lost on this one.We have never heard of this
happening.We hope that this one os going to work.
On 9 Mar 2007 09:37:01 -0800, suzanne_gable email@example.com wrote:
Rear axles do get pretty hot towing but if it gets real hot fast it is
usually from pinion preload being to tight/high. This can cause a
housing to heat up quickly even when not towing. The rear axle that
comes in the SUV is really kinda light for the job to begin with which
does not help matters. Do use some good 85w140 in it towing and do not
waste time with 75w90 or 80w90 as 85w140 will take heat better. Again
they can get hot and 250 degrees is not unusual towing. A finned cover
with extra lube capacity can help it run cooler too.
Great advice, again! To hell with what the service manuals say you
should use in your rearend. To hell with adding any slip/friction
modifier if it happens to have an LSD and requires it. Run what ever
You just cannot get away from trolls. Knock yourself out. BTW, the
GovLoc does okay with regular gear oil but if you really knew anything
besides being a troll your would know that.
I know more then you think I do, but I am not one that is going to sit
here and prove you wrong as there are enough people in here and the
Dodge group that already do that. However, since you are so
knowledgable, how come you never answered my question about
aftermarket cats, but instead tried to "educate me" on what a cat
was? How come in all your skills, experience and knowledge, you STILL
have not answered the question as to WHERE there knock sensor on the
Dodge V-10 is?
I came on here thinking that someone could help me with this
problem but I see there is some out here that is a pain in the
ass and wants to put everyone down on what they have to say
about a problem that someone has. Sounds like to me some knows
what they are talking about and there are some that just wants
something to do.If you have any idea on what to do about this
problem and you don't want to be an ass please let me know.I
don't want to hear anything else from the smart ass azwiley1.This
is not any help to me on what this one said.If I knew
everything I would not be on here asking for help.No one knows
everything.I've had 8 people looking and trying to find out what
the deal was on my problem and no one YET has got the answer.I
can't stand asses that think that they know everything.I know that
I don't or I could tell you something.I could tell you something
but you would not like it at all.Any one that may know what is
going on with this PLEASE let me know.NO ASSES PLEASE.I need
answers not asses.I have enough of them trtying to tell me what
to do and no one yet can tell me.The misters that think that
they know it all don't know shit just how to run there trap about
Even after the orginal posters long comment about people such as you
that try to start trouble not help you still are at it. My orignal
post with reasons for rear axle overheating are valid. Excessive
preload can heat a axle up quickly as can improper or dirty lube too.
If SUV's came with rear axle temp sensor some would be quite concerned
over temps reported at times.
Snoman thanks for your help and I think that we have this
problem fixed now.I'm not trying to start any trouble but
when there is people out there that just wants to reply and
say junk and not even help is not right.People come on
here to get help and there are some that well that's all I
have to say.Thanks again.Hope that we don't have this trouble
again.Thanks to the ones that helped on this one.Glad that it's
Plenty of rear axles do NOT overheat when using 75W90/80W90 gear
oil. Your advice to use a higher viscosity gear oil is nothing
more than a band-aide fix and totally ignores the real problem.
Possibly. Lack of backlash or something bent/out of alignment
would be more likely. How the wrong lube could get installed is
a bit of a stretch, dirty lube on a recently serviced (according
to the OP) axle assembly, I think not.
Nothing stopping anyone from installing a temperature gauge.
On Mar 9, 3:11 pm, suzanne firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Get bent bitch.. If you want to really fuck up your vehicle go right
on ahead and listen to Snoman. Yeah, I didn;t answer your question
but neither did Snoman, so you do what the fuck that you want and if
you can't take the fact that people are point out that information
given out by some is WRONG and will lead you to more problems then you
currently have, you need to pay more attention to what is going on and
get the fuck off your high horse!
And as to those of us that " think that they know it all don't know
shit just how to run there trap about nothing" remember you made
that statement when you ask for more help about something and DON"T
get it, because that attitude and such statement will damn sure as
hell get your questions ignored.
That's the way to make Snoman look bad. I know he posts a lot of
information that if followed could cause a lot of damage or even cause an
injury, but if I didn't know that I would take his side on this one.
Again more BS. I must be a really be a threat to you because when you
do not understand it, it must be wrong. Knock yourself out. Tose that
are not your fellow trolls know who the real troublemakers are. Make
sure you spew a bunch more misinformation to make yourself feel better
because it is not effecting me one bit and in someways you are
actually improving my standing as people see who is here to try to
help and who is here to cause trouble.
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