So I have read all the threads on the Dana 44 going out and this made me suspect when this banging started. When I accelerate aggressively from a stop and turn at the same time I get a loud banging sound, anywhere from one to four bangs. By aggressively I am talking about turning into traffic from a parking lot not spinning the tires. I decided to do a visual inspection of the rear end before laying out the bucks. I was somewhat surprised to find a intact, thought worn set of gears. (see pics) Being a carpenter and not a mechanic I was hoping that someone with more experience could give me some ideas. Do these gears look shot? What else might be the cause of the banging?
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