Over the last week or so i've noticed an occasional strange noise from my rear end. Heard it mainly when navigating parking lots at low speed. Well now over the last 2 days it has started to get worse to the point where today it appears there is something severely wrong with it. I pulled it into our garage tonight and threw the jack under the rear end, then rotated the tires by hand while my dad listened from a creeper under the truck. When holding one of the rear tires(usually the drivers) and rotating the other, it would rotate fairly freely, then begin to bind, make a growling and release with a chatter/clatter(audible from 20 ft from the truck!) coming from the 3rd member. I would imagine this has something to do with the LSD in the rear end?
My friends dad(who is a Jetboat mechanic) said that their CR-V has a LSD and began to do the same thing a while back. The owner of a local car repair shop advised him to change out the oil/LSD additive in the rear end and afterward it totally solved the symptoms they were experiencing. Tomorrow im going to change out the oil/LSD additive and hopefully it helps because on wednesday morning im going to be leaving to go back to college which is a 250 mile drive and i'll be loaded with quad, tools, clothes, etc.