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im about to buy my first diesel its a 96 ram 2500 with 122k miles. when i test drove it i noticed a shudder from what i thought was the trans.it only happened once and other then that the truck drove real nice. when i got back there was a small leak coming from the back of the driveshaft any ideas what this could be?
 

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were you taking off when you noticed it? turning?
taking of straight ahead carrier bearings can cause that as well as u-joints. if it does it taking off and turning it probably just needs the rear diff oil changed and new friction modifier added.
 

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could be a lot of things

auto or manual?

leak from drive shaft? you could be more specific. 4 wd / 2 wd? etc....

take it for another drive,
if your unable to diagnose yourself you may want to have a mechanic check it out
 

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i noticed it when i was slowing down. i was thinkin it was the u-joint or carrier bearing too but im not the most mechanicaly inclined person haha. its a 2wd automatic. im going back for another test drive tomorrow and to bring it to a mechanic but figured i might as well ask here first to get a rough idea of whats wrong
 
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