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Hi cx30 gang, I purchased a 2021 cx30 turbo after having a cx3 and thought it met my needs and was a good design. The cx30 is a good car but a week ago after having a service for oil and cabin air filter there was a problem with the rear differential. I contacted the dealership and they tested the car and discovered the rear differential was damaged to the point it needed to be completly replaced? There was a loud sound when making a left turn . a cracking noise. The service writer said he thought the right rear wheel was going to come off! As a car mechanic a long time ago i know mechanical things and to me it sounded like a binding CV joint or u joint. I have the car back and so far so good but i've never heard of a low milage new car having a failed rear differential. Any other cx30 owners have a similar problem? thanks.
 

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I'm not familiar with the term oil misting on threads. Can you be more specific? This problem was inside the read differential and likely involved the planetary gears and clutch packs . The right rear wheel and half shaft could be rotated and nothing else moved! Not the other wheel or drive shaft running to the front transmission.
I was also confused when the service people said they needed to program the differential. I wasn't aware there was anything to program in the diff! Art 🎨 🖼 🎭
 

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I'm not familiar with the term oil misting on threads. Can you be more specific? This problem was inside the read differential and likely involved the planetary gears and clutch packs . The right rear wheel and half shaft could be rotated and nothing else moved! Not the other wheel or drive shaft running to the front transmission.
I was also confused when the service people said they needed to program the differential. I wasn't aware there was anything to program in the diff! Art 🎨 🖼 🎭
After rereading both threads, the two look to be unrelated. Leaking oil (rear suspension area)
 

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