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Old 01-20-2014, 12:15 PM
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Rear differential

I have uknowingly been driving around for over a year with a 285/16 and a 265/16 rear tire. What are the chances of this to cause me to have rear diff problems? Lately I have noticed during a turn I would get some vibration in the rear...now I sometimes get a dragging feeling that comes and goes. Could I have damaged my clutch packs in the rear end diff? How much nto repair?
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:41 PM
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not cheap to fix.

checked gear oil for shavings?
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:46 PM
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Drop pan, see if you have actual issues with the R&P. If you burned out the clutches, no biggy for normal use. Clutches are for posi-lock. If nothing is wrong, replace with tires that are the same size and press on with life.
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i think pulling the cover to see will definately be in order.
when was the gear oil last changed?
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I will be pulling the cover off real soon. As soon as the 08 style pan gets here. I could easily knock a hole in it by the looks of the rust...
Something is dragging the truck down real bad at times. Its not pulling to one side like a brake problem but It does feel like the brakes are on in the back. I dont know what to do...
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Old 01-21-2014, 04:57 AM
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Gear oil has never been changed by me. I did top it off awhile back with what I had in the garage. I guess I need to start by seeing whats in the bottom of the diff pan and go from there.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:14 PM
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could be a frozen slide pin causing the drag?

i had gold flakes in my gear oil when i changed it as well.
but when i pulled the cover again 5k miles later it was fine, had to play catch up on maintenance from the previous owner
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I think the clutch packs are $170?
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I think the clutch packs are $170?
$300

TracLoc positraction Clutch Set for 3 Pinion Design for 10.5" Ford - YPKF10.5-PC
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