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2001 ford f250 How many time should one tire spin before the limited slip engages?

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  • josephpconle Feb 19, 2009

    well both tires were on the ground but one tire made spun around more than once and the other tire never engaged before i let off the gas

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If one tire is off the ground it will spin as long as it has power , hence "limited slip" , i have seen the clutches wear out , also incorrect fluid will damage clutches

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  • c38hot Feb 19, 2009

    rear cover should be removed and inside inspected for damage

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