:mad: the gears in my rear end trashed the housing.

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  1. <Mark>

    <Mark> A flute without holes, is not a flute. A donut wit

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    I was on the way home yesterday and apparently the gears locked up and trashed the housing. Now I have to buy a whole new rear. :mad: :wtf: :rant: by the time I graduate from school I will have replaced the entire fucking car. This is in a fox body btw.
     
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    You probably had a slow leak or something. Right-angle diffs really hate running dry.

    My VW has a right-angle differential (on the front, but still a right-angle diff) and I had the gear oil changed a couple of months ago because I was afraid of this very thing happening. (I know I had a slow leak, so at least I saw it coming.)


    Old cars, man. What are you gonna do?
     
  3. <Mark>

    <Mark> A flute without holes, is not a flute. A donut wit

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    Gotta replace it. I don't want to get rid of it. I guess there was a slow leak, and I had no idea. :wtc:
     
  4. <Mark>

    <Mark> A flute without holes, is not a flute. A donut wit

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    Apparently the nut holding the pinion came loose and the pinion backed into the carrier, which in turn shot the pinion into the housing and put a huge hole thru it.
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Wow. :eek3:

    Okay, maybe there wasn't a leak then. I figured it would be spall damage from poor lubrication, but...if the pinion actually jammed into the diff itself...yeah, that could do it too.

    EDIT: Look on the bright side. If that happened to my car, the whole transmission would have been destroyed, because the front diff is integrated into the transmission case. At least yours is a separate part.
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    now you can put a stronger rear in, re-gear, and add a traction device.
     
  8. <Mark>

    <Mark> A flute without holes, is not a flute. A donut wit

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    It wrecked a bearing in the tranny tailhousing as well. I don't have pics because everything was just thrown away but it bent the axle tubes as well. The whole rear end was bowed slightly. On the bright side I did get a different set of gears. Instead of 4.10s I went with 3.73's.
     

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