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Old 07-17-2003, 08:57 AM
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Symptoms of rear end posi problems

I've never had mine changed out and I'm curious what kind of problems would occur if your posi was to go bad.

Last night I was driving home and my truck just ate it and I'm not sure what the hell happened, which is just another kick in the ***. Its like my trans was slipping out of gear and it would come and go as I was driving, which I have a really hard time beleiving that my factory tech tranny could possibly be toasted after only 4,000 miles and 2 passes down the track. I'm thinking maybe its the converter not locking up, maybe a problem with my chip or somthing??? I got allot of idea's rolling around in my head and when I get home I'm going to start trying to figure this out.

Anyone got any idea's???
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Old 07-17-2003, 10:07 AM
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Rear diff symptoms are a one tire fire, chatter around slow speed turns. Your symptoms are tranny related.
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Old 07-17-2003, 10:13 AM
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I do get the chatter around the turns too, so looks like I'll be doing both the posi and the tranny!
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Old 07-17-2003, 11:26 AM
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The diff in my old Stang was making some chatter around sharp turns (at 55k miles, so I changed the fluid to synthetic. Quieted it down a lot.

If you rear end ever gets submerged in water (driving through a deep puddle or something), I've heard that can contaminate the fluid and make it burn up. The fluid in my car was all black when I changed it.

Anyway, sounds like your problem is tranny related, as Silver-Bolt said. It isn't a miss in the engine, because of a plug backing itself out is it???
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Old 07-17-2003, 11:46 AM
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Nah the engine runs just find so I know its the tranny or somthing.

I guess I just have bad luck with transmissions, maybe someone is trying to tell me somthing about this truck!!!!!!!! time to sell it and get somthing morre reliable, HAHAHHA
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Old 07-17-2003, 01:47 PM
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greg, any thoughts?
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Old 07-17-2003, 05:05 PM
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Check your pneumatic fluid.
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Old 07-17-2003, 05:33 PM
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RTKILLA, being that you were voted # 1 for the worst tranny Greg has ever seen in a truck !

Just picking at you remember I was # 2

Mine seems to be OK let me know what you find out I have a 2000 with 96 K

Suavy
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Old 07-17-2003, 06:30 PM
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I don't know man, I just have the bad luck with trannies.

On the bright side I know I can pull this pig in a couple hours with all my experience, HAHAHAHAHH!!!

I'm just going to pull the pump out and see whats going on and if the tranny clutchs look bad I might as well replace them while I got the pig out you know. Gregs got allot of updated parts by now I'm sure too.

I just have a hard time beleiving that I trashed another tranny. I've slowed down allot and I don't drive that bad anymore so I'm think its just a defective part or somthing you know. Sal seems to think its the pump so that wouldn explain allot.

We'll see I guess.

So this will be my 5th tranny so far in 43,000 miles! Thats got to be some type of record for a daily driver truck, HAHAHAHAHA.
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Old 07-17-2003, 11:20 PM
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That sucks Killa

Hope she's good as new AND BETTER quickly

BTW
When your posi unit freaks out or clunks going around turns
ask an old timer in a speed shop for Whale Oil
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Old 07-18-2003, 12:57 AM
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Re: Symptoms of rear end posi problems

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Anyone got any idea's???

Maybe it was this??????

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