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Old 07-30-2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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Well another question... I was going to order new motor mounts and diff bushings but ran out of funds.. so when I mounted the diff back up the screws holding the diff to the chassis only went on a total of three rotations. (see pic above) Is this normal or is it just another F*ck up from the previous owner? He said the diff is from a rx-7. The writing on the side is Name:  p_00226.jpg
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Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:31 PM   #2
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it dangles to and fro
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I really don't have a clue what is being asked.
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Do your diff hang low, does it wobble to the flo
Does it grind, hitting bumps, is yo pumpkin really old
Is your bearing race dulled, if so you should prolly get it sold
Do your diff. hang. low.

IS THAT YOUR DIFF?? BOUT 24 INCHES IS HOW LOW I LET IT k I'm done.

I assume this is the nut on the arm of the carrier. Make sure the center nut is torqued to 70ft/lbs, and you should be fine. I have zero experience with the RX7 differential, however. have fun.
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I have zero experience with the RX7 differential, however. have fun.
It goes on just like stock.

Sounds like the OP's problem is the fasteners.
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im still clueless.
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Do your diff hang low, does it wobble to the flo
Does it grind, hitting bumps, is yo pumpkin really old
Is your bearing race dulled, if so you should prolly get it sold
Do your diff. hang. low.

IS THAT YOUR DIFF?? BOUT 24 INCHES IS HOW LOW I LET IT k I'm done.

I assume this is the nut on the arm of the carrier. Make sure the center nut is torqued to 70ft/lbs, and you should be fine. I have zero experience with the RX7 differential, however. have fun.
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:56 PM   #9
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Well the question is what kind of diff is a MA02(miata? rx7?). The other is why do the nuts holding the diff to the car only hold it on by only a couple of threads?(SCARY) I'm wondering if there are wrong bushings because I only got 3 rotations out of the nuts before they became tight. The picture is of the nut (look how much more there is to tighten) and the bushing itself.
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rx7 carriers need miata bushings installed for this very reason.....
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Ah, makes sense now. The rear housings interchange between FC rx7s and Miatas, but you have to use Miata bushings and mounts to fit the Rx7 housing in the car. I have an Rx7 housing in my car with ES bushings.
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THANK YOU. That's what I needed to know.
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