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How do I know if I have a limited slip rear end?

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Old 08-07-2011, 11:09 AM   #1
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How do I know if I have a limited slip rear end?

How do I know if I have a limited slip rear end? Im changing rear axle bearings and I know there's a difference in the oil that I need to put in. Is there a way to see this visually, or is it somewhere in a code on the door jam? Thanks

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Old 08-07-2011, 11:26 AM   #2
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look up your axle number on the door jamb, then search on the forum for the axle guide. then you can find out. good luck!
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:17 PM   #3
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He nailed it ^

Check out the links in my signature. I did a differential fluid flush vid and it has a vid of where the tags are on the axle. The numbers are on the door and the axle.




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Old 08-07-2011, 02:03 PM   #4
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Easiest way is to jack up both rear tires, put trans in neutral, park brake released, spin left tire forward. If posi, the right tire will spin forward also. If right tire spins backward, it is an open diff.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:36 PM   #5
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Easiest way is to jack up both rear tires, put trans in neutral, park brake released, spin left tire forward. If posi, the right tire will spin forward also. If right tire spins backward, it is an open diff.
Thats easier then reading the code off the door jam?!?!?




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Old 08-07-2011, 02:41 PM   #6
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Thats easier then reading the code off the door jam?!?!?
a burn out might be more fun tho lol




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Old 08-07-2011, 02:44 PM   #7
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punch it on a dirt road and see if both tires spin lol
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They will spin both on a dirth road with an open diff too...

Now, if you are with a tire on asphalt and other on gravel, that is momething else
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:00 PM   #9
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No, but how do you know someone has not changed the rearend at some point???????
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:05 PM   #10
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Very good point
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No, but how do you know someone has not changed the rearend at some point???????
How do you know the clutches arent worn out?




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It should have tags on it. At least one line the one below, specific for limited slip.

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