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
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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That's because there is no pressure when you let off and the clutches dissengage.Dodge Ram rear ends are a "chronic" problem if you read up on them a little.IMHO,if you feel the truck is worth keeping then either find someone that can pull the nest and take a look inside.Odds are (to spare the technical explaination) it wore right through and is not even rebuildable... If it were me,I'd find a "rebuilt" as opposed to buying a used one from salvage yard and ending up "exactly" where you are right now... Best of luck P.S. If possible try avoid obtaining a posi-traction and you may have considerably better luck with longivity...(you can learn the type by VIN# and calling dealer)
Open the trunk and remove the long bar. American car owners mistakenly refer to this as a tire lug wrench, but all of us RR owners know this is the preferred tool for dash dis-memberment. Just insert and pry.
SIR, I apologize. Forgive my levity. I don't know if their is even a repair manual available to the public for this car. Bezels can be fastened with screws. On ordinary cars, cheap plastic clips retain the bezel in place. I doubt your car has any cheap plastic anywhere.
have you tried to roll the pickup and put it in first gear because you have to roll the pickup to a certain speed like 10 mph or so and then put it into first gear should start the pickup. If this does not work that you have serious engine problems with that old pickup and might be inside the tramsmission problem. So let me know if this works out
Chances are the brushes inside the starter are worn. The way a starter is wired internally, the solenoid pull in winding is taken out of service if the brushes are worn to prevent internal damage to the starter. Have the starter checked by a qualified person.
Your explanation is stating two different rear end styles. Limited slip and posi-traction. But either way if you have a wheel that won't engage when one slips with limited slip or one that doesnt turn with posi then you either have a broken axle or an internal differential issue which can be confirmed by pulling the rear cover off the diff.