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Hi Guys,

Picked up a new scat pack this Monday 10/3. The car drives good on open roads.
However, while parking I hear this whining noise when turning/parking in the garage even when the wheel is not at full lock. I have just 120 miles on it. Should I drive it for few hundered miles and see if it stops making noise?

Also, there is a some rattle in side the car. It is near the rear right hand side C pillar. Looks like a loose plastic trim.

Please advise.
 

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Congrats on your new car..... Two things come to mind here.... 1. Whining noise while turning could be low power steering fluid, and 2. I had the same rattle inside my car. It was the passenger seat belt buckle vibrating against the hard plastic trim. I pulled on it and the sound went away. It still happens every now and then (usually after someone's been sitting there) so I just reach over and fix it again. Maybe I should tilt the seat up or back a bit and see if it stops happening... Good Luck. :thumbsup:
 

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This is a known noise with the new ZF LSDs, some are tighter than others and the factory amount of friction modifier isn't enough to quiet them. If you take it to the dealer they will drain the diff, add the same amount of friction modifier, top it off with gear oil, and then when it still makes the sound they will replace the diff because it's "out of spec."

I saw no reason to go that extreme, I added extra friction modifier myself and that did the trick. Technically, I drained the fluid, added a tube of Trans-X friction modifier, and then filled it the rest of the way with Mobil 1 75w90.

Which route you take is up to you. Nothing is "wrong" with the diff other than the clutches are tighter and need the gear oil to be a little slipperier than the factory gear oil ****tail.
 

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Hi Guys,

Picked up a new scat pack this Monday 10/3. The car drives good on open roads.
However, while parking I hear this whining noise when turning/parking in the garage even when the wheel is not at full lock. I have just 120 miles on it. Should I drive it for few hundered miles and see if it stops making noise?

Also, there is a some rattle in side the car. It is near the rear right hand side C pillar. Looks like a loose plastic trim.

Please advise.
Hi ankurb5scat,

I'm sorry to hear about your concerns with your vehicle! If you decide to visit a Dodge dealership for diagnosis let me know if you would like me to follow up with them for you!

Andrea
Dodge Social Care Specialist
 

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Hi Guys,

Picked up a new scat pack this Monday 10/3. The car drives good on open roads.
However, while parking I hear this whining noise when turning/parking in the garage even when the wheel is not at full lock. I have just 120 miles on it. Should I drive it for few hundered miles and see if it stops making noise?

Also, there is a some rattle in side the car. It is near the rear right hand side C pillar. Looks like a loose plastic trim.

Please advise.
Hi ankurb5scat,

I'm sorry to hear about your concerns with your vehicle! If you decide to visit a Dodge dealership for diagnosis let me know if you would like me to follow up with them for you!

Andrea
Dodge Social Care Specialist
Thanks for following up. I think I will go to the dealer in couple of weeks when it's time for the first oil change. My work schedule doesn't allow me to go during the week.
There are a few trim pieces rattling inside the cabin as well. Making a list to mention to the dealer. Will keep you posted.
 

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Went to the dealer on 10/21. They wanted me to leave the car which I was not ready that day. I hope this does not mess up any parts until I can get it fixed.
 

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I added about 2 oz of the friction modifier, and it went away. Good to hear your troubles vanished.
 
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