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CRB
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posted 09-26-2000 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CRB   Click Here to Email CRB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
without a tag or taking the pumkin off the rear how do I determine if a rear is a posi or not?

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chip

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steve'66
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posted 09-26-2000 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chip,

Chock the front wheels, jack both rear tires off the ground, put thae tranny in neutral. Then rotate one tire by hand and if the other goes in the same direction it's a limited slip (posi). If the other tire turns in the opposite direction it's a"one legger" open differential.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 09-26-2000 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jack one side off the ground. If you can't turn the wheel, it's a limited slip. {posi is a GM term}

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steve'66
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posted 09-26-2000 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SteveL,

That's easier, but it could be a worn out limited slip allowing one tire to turn.

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-26-2000 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually FoMoCo always reffered to their locking differentials as Equa-locs, or Traction Locs. Only if you want to get technical (lol) Alex

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John Z
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posted 09-27-2000 08:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Z   Click Here to Email John Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just do a burn out - two tracks = functioning limited slip. One track - open rear end or non functioning limited slip. Easier than jacking the car up and a lot more fun.

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posted 09-28-2000 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by John Z:
Just do a burn out - two tracks = functioning limited slip. One track - open rear end or non functioning limited slip. Easier than jacking the car up and a lot more fun.

Unless you have to buy it and install it on your car to do it...

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