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8000RPM
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differential question
#1303565 - 08/20/06 07:15 PM

I went to the track and i thing i broke my tranny. what are the sympthons of a broken differential? what else could go wrong after a bad wheel hop?

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CSVT1214
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Re: differential question new
#1303569 (Re: 8000RPM) 08/20/06 07:16 PM

Originally posted by 8000RPM:
what else could go wrong after a bad wheel hop?




Broken axle.

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Tony

1998 SVT Contour (B/MB) #542 3L
1998 SVT Contour (SF/MB) #1266 parts car
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5speed3.0SE®
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Re: differential question new
#1303780 (Re: 8000RPM) 08/21/06 02:42 AM

how about you tell us what your car is doing? and yeah, if you beat the piss out of the stick diff at the track, you probably broke some of the teeth on the gears in the diff... holes in the side of the trans and leaking fluid are a pretty good sign of this.

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ContourGuy9817
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Re: differential question new
#1304086 (Re: 5speed3.0SE®) 08/21/06 06:21 PM

well no spyder gears is you can drive straight barely and any time you turn the steering wheel a direction itll start up with the goin up the rollercoaster noise.

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Re: differential question new
#1304283 (Re: ContourGuy9817) 08/22/06 12:12 AM

ok, i just came to see the car. here's what it does.
-engine starts as normal.
-clutch feels like normal.
-gears go in normal when pressing the clutch with engine on
-gears go in WITHOUT pressing the clutch whern engine is ON
-when in gear and with engine on, and i rev it up a little, rpm needle goes up, but so does the speedo needle
-when i lift the front left tire only in the air, and the car is in gear, i can rotate it freely (it is not locked like it should be)
-when i put the car in third i hear some hard clicking sound and at one time the rpm needle went down as if the car would stall (but did it just once for fraction of a second)
-when the car is in first gear with engine on and clutch is not pressed, the car stays at one plays, at idle and a clicking sound is coming from the left axle/tranny area...
what the hell happend to that car? one dude checked it and said i needed a new tranny. true or not? or what?


p.s. when the car is in gear, and i let the clutch go, car idles and can be pushed around as if it is neutral...

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TRicker
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Re: differential question new
#1304356 (Re: 8000RPM) 08/22/06 02:17 AM

sounds like a broken diff! but i did hear that the trans would most likely have a hole in it. you couldnt have messed up any gears if none of them go into gear. can you feel the car go into gear, or can you just move the shifter around anywhere you want? the selector shaft pin (bolt) could be gone. that would make it not have any gear feeling, you could put it in the first gear position, and move it all the way to the right to the 5th gear position and never hit the guides between the gears. you could possibly have actually stripped out the splines on a drive axle but the diff would go before the shaft would.

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8000RPM
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Re: differential question new
#1304412 (Re: TRicker) 08/22/06 03:19 AM

no, i can feel the stick going into each gear as it should. can't move it aroung like you are describing.

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Re: differential question new
#1304820 (Re: 8000RPM) 08/22/06 11:00 PM

I have a stock SVT differential out of a '98 that is still in great shape if you need it. Though it sounds like you might want to upgrade to the Torsen or better yet, the Quaife differential.

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8000RPM
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Re: differential question new
#1304990 (Re: Pale Horse) 08/23/06 04:03 AM

i pm-ed you

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posthuman63t
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Re: differential question new
#1304992 (Re: Pale Horse) 08/23/06 04:10 AM

Originally posted by Pale Horse:
I have a stock SVT differential out of a '98 that is still in great shape if you need it. Though it sounds like you might want to upgrade to the Torsen or better yet, the Quaife differential.




I dont get why you say torsen, better yet quaife. Installed correctly, one is just as reliable as the other.

Regardless, good luck finding a torsen as they are back ordered. Might want to hit up Ebay and see if they have any, if not, your only choice for an upgrade would be a quaife

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