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Old 06-10-2011, 07:26 PM   #1
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'93 LE with the weaksauce limited slip diff.

I was pulling away from a stop light, and there was a loud bang and the rpm spiked, and the car stopped pulling.

I can put it in gear and I hear a whining noise from the diff area. The speedometer reads like I'm rolling.

I actually was able to get it to move slowly if I put it 5th and ran the RPM's at about 3k.

Is it possible for one side of the to strip, and the limited slip function to try and transfer to the other side?

Am I on the right track with the diagnosis?
If so, anyone have a 1.8 limited slip /drive shaft / axles for sale?

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Get it on jack stands and have some one in the car and have them out it in first gear see whats moving and whats not.
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Will do, and report back.
Thanks.
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speedo goes off the trans, so it does not have anything to do with the diff. jack the car up in the rear and spin the tires. if you hear marbles, then it's broken.
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My money is on broken half shaft.
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1.6 diff and your money is on the halfshaft, eh? I'll take that bet all day, every day.

You blew up the diff. The speedo reads like you're rolling because the oil/bearing drag from the input to the output shaft will drag the rear tires along even with the car in neutral, assuming they're off the ground (no/little resistance). All of that force is rolling right out of the busted diff, probably just spinning the pinion against the ring gear. If you spin the thing up to 50 or 60mph (3k in 5th), you might spin something in there fast enough to actually get the car moving, just based on friction between those two.

Look under the car while the speedo is above 0mph in neutral - I bet you can see the driveshaft moving.
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Well this is interesting.

Stuck it up on jacks, threw it in 1st.

The drivers side rear wheel rotates as desired. The passenger side axle seems like it's popped out of the hub or stripped. I'll tear into that wheel and see if I can figure out why the axle popped.
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1.6 diff and your money is on the halfshaft, eh? I'll take that bet all day, every day.

You blew up the diff. The speedo reads like you're rolling because the oil/bearing drag from the input to the output shaft will drag the rear tires along even with the car in neutral, assuming they're off the ground (no/little resistance). All of that force is rolling right out of the busted diff, probably just spinning the pinion against the ring gear. If you spin the thing up to 50 or 60mph (3k in 5th), you might spin something in there fast enough to actually get the car moving, just based on friction between those two.

Look under the car while the speedo is above 0mph in neutral - I bet you can see the driveshaft moving.
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