Rear Differential Service

Rear Differential Problems and Getting It Replaced

Turning around a corner in your car may seem like a simple task, but the story under the hood is a much more complex one. As you make your turn, if you notice unusual symptoms coming from the rear of the vehicle, then you may have a rear differential issue. To verify the cause of the problem, you should take your car to a trusted mechanic in the Anderson, IN area like Tom Wood Honda of Anderson. With early bird service and transportation options, you'll be sure not to miss any appointments, work, or other obligations while your car is serviced by certified and factory-trained technicians.

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What Is the Rear Differential?

As your engine produces power, that power needs to find a way to the tires. This process results in a chain of equipment that transfers and controls power to keep your vehicle stable while making technical movements like turning. The first step of the process is when power from the engine runs to the crankshaft. The rear differential is the last in this "power chain" which translates that power to the drive shaft. Your driveshaft is responsible for turning your wheels. However, your rear differential is responsible for maintaining independent speeds from other tires.

This is needed during a turn since the innermost tire rotates slower than the outermost tire. Therefore, the difference in the speeds is regulated by the rear differential. So, this part is quite important in terms of the stability of your driving experience. If not diagnosed and serviced, a faulty rear differential could lead to further suspension problems and, in the worst-case scenario, a loss of control through a turn.

Symptoms and Causes of a Bad Rear Differential

Fortunately, there are numerous symptoms of a bad rear differential you can look out for. If you notice any of these issues, you should take your car into Tom Wood Honda of Anderson for a free inspection and subsequent expert service.

  • Difficulty in handling
  • Noise from the rear of the car when idling
  • Gridding gears at speed
  • Vibrations coming from the rear of the vehicle
  • Worn or ripped universal joints

On that last symptom, odds are you aren't going to notice a warped universal joint. Yet, the experts at Tom Wood Honda of Anderson will.


Tom Wood Honda

5920 Scatterfield Road
Directions Anderson, IN 46013

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Service Hours

  • Monday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Getting It Replaced

The rear differential, like many car systems, consists of many components. If you get your car checked and replace the rear differential early on, then your repair cost will be significantly less. This is because the damage hasn't been caused yet, and only the faulty part(s) needs to be replaced. However, if you wait and allow further damage to occur, you could be looking at a three times higher bill than if you had it serviced early on.

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  • Transportation and/or Rental Vehicle
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  • Early Bird Service
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Tom Wood Honda of Anderson Service Center
Tom Wood Honda of Anderson Service Center
Tom Wood Honda of Anderson Service Center
Tom Wood Honda of Anderson Service Center

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