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1984 Dodge Pickup Differential repair

Hi. Please forgive my ignorance if I don't explain this exactly right, but I am trying to obtain information for my brother. He wants to repair the limited disk differntial on a 1984 Dodge, 3/4 ton truck with a Spicer 60 rear end. It is my undertstanding that the positive traction of the rear end is only turning on one wheel. He is needing to fix the other side. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks....Sandy

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How this works is there are clutches and discs in the differential, over time they wear out and you lose your limited slip. Being a spicer repair/replacement parts should be easy to find. as far as rebuilding its not that difficult if your somewhat mechanically inclined, just remember there are shims on each side of the center carrier and thay are different so dont mix them up also dont mix the caps that hold the carrier in up. this is also a good time to check the bearings in the rear and change seals. Good Luck

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