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Limited Slip (clutch) gone bad?

baff2004

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I was wondering of anyone knew the life of a limited slip differential clutch. :) Normal driving and light off roading is what I usually do. But my X has 118,000 miles on it and one wheel is able to slip. The diff. rachets on tight slow turns. What gives?? :(
 


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I remember someone stating(maybe John V) that the LS under normal use, goes out after around 40k. It is different with every vehicle though.
 




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With 118K it may as well be open. Parts for a rebuild aren't expensive (~$50) but if you offroad much I'd get a locker. Lunchbox lockers like the NoSlip or LockRight are fairly cheap and very effective without destroying on-road manners.

Dave
 




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No slip fairly cheap... LOL
 




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My no slip was around $400 bones. Chatter can be a sign of not using friction modifyer. I'd guess that if no work has ever been done to your rear end that the l/s is worn out. Mine was working ok at 60k miles when it was replaced with a no slip.
 




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Originally posted by Premier
No slip fairly cheap... LOL

If you want cheap weld it. $400 is cheap for a very road-compatible automatic locker with the bonus of very simple installation. Compare to a detroit or selectable which for many means paying install labor on top of parts.

Granted, the lockright is cheaper but not as date friendly.
 




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