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Old 06-06-2010, 09:23 PM   #1
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Default Help, is my Diff blown? *stuck on road*

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Well turned out NOT being the diff. The 4 bolts connecting driveshaft to diff came out. 1 was still barely on there, DSD was swinging artounjd hitting ****. Took it off and it towed smooth.

Now just to source the bolts. Not broken diff FTW










Well I was just driving down my road and I heard a horrible sound like a transmission fell out. I immediately stopped turned around togo back to my house (less than a mile away) make it about half way and the car locks up. Transmission shifts fine, but I can't move it in neutral, etc. I think my Torsen blew?


Going to use my buddies truck to tow it, but how much damage can I do towing it even if it won't move in N?

Can I break the tranny?



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the damage should be isolated to the internals of the differential....i dont see how it would affect the trans...
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lol well that sucks so you cant push it at all? first thing to check does the car run and will it sit there on its own or does it try to continue moving forward. If the car does not try to move forward while in N then your diff is the likely culprit, if it does then its probly your tranny. Either way something is gonna come apart etc for inspection and RR i am sure.
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Car runs fine, shifts fine. Even tried to back up when in reverse, then just hits wall. Wont roll more than a few inched forward or backward. Can't push at all in N. When I put in forst to drive it starts normal then backend makes horrible sounds. I guess I plan to put it in neutral and tow with truck. It's gonna sound nasty forcing it. As long as I can't break anything else?
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Car runs fine, shifts fine. Even tried to back up when in reverse, then just hits wall. Wont roll more than a few inched forward or backward
Diff. You're gonna destroy your tires if you try to "tow" it by just pulling it down the road with a truck (which is what it sounds like your considering based on your initial post, if not my bad.)
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your best bet is a flat bed truck....
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Diff. You're gonna destroy your tires if you try to "tow" it by just pulling it down the road with a truck (which is what it sounds like your considering based on your initial post, if not my bad.)
Damnit. See above edit, yeah that's the plan. Any better way to do do it?
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your best bet is a flat bed truck....
If it's less than a half mile from home then anything that'll get the rear wheels off the ground will be fine.
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Yeah it's around 100-150 yards from my house. Cardboard under tires?
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Yeah it's around 100-150 yards from my house. Cardboard under tires?
Go eat lunch at Burger King...steal trays...tow car Make sure you film it though.
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Oh god genius
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If it's less than a half mile from home then anything that'll get the rear wheels off the ground will be fine.
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Yeah it's around 100-150 yards from my house. Cardboard under tires?
i missed that part!

food trays would work to


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Go eat lunch at Burger King...steal trays...tow car Make sure you film it though.
dammit, you beat me to it!
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lol yeah man that is epic it should work as well.
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I would grab the food trays just to do it. lol
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I better get to see videos of this ****,
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you can tow it by the back wheels. just move the seat foward and loop the seat belt through the steering wheel and move the seat back to tighting it
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you can tow it by the back wheels. just move the seat foward and loop the seat belt through the steering wheel and move the seat back to tighting it
eh?

I too vote for trays, steel, or crappy spare tires if you have them, you'll flat spot them for sure.

You won't break anything else since, if for whatever reason, you manage to get it to turn the drive shaft, the transmission will act as if it's in neutral. All the force you're feeling is the mangled pinion teeth trying and failing to mesh with the rack. Or vise versa. On mine the pinion teeth stripped out.
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Well turned out NOT being the diff. The 4 bolts connecting driveshaft to diff came out. 1 was still barely on there, driveshaft was swinging around hitting bottom of car and exhaust.. Last nut/bolt on there came off with fingers.
Now just to source the bolts. Not broken diff FTW
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Sorry there won't be a video of me sliding on trays
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Well turned out NOT being the diff. The 4 bolts connecting driveshaft to diff came out. 1 was still barely on there, driveshaft was swinging around hitting bottom of car and exhaust.. Last nut/bolt on there came off with fingers.
Now just to source the bolts. Not broken diff FTW
Nice! At least thats an easy fix!

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Sorry there won't be a video of me sliding on trays
BOO!!
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