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ign_cas 05-22-2013 12:10 AM

What's in my Axle?
Hey guys. Bought my YJ around 3 months ago. Just changed the gear oil in my Dana 44 and came across this. Im not sure if it's a locker? TrueTrac? Or maybe I'm just trippin and it's just an open diff. I couldn't really find anything that would tell me. Any idea? Thanks guys.

fbv193 05-22-2013 12:27 AM

Limited slip, looks like a powerlock. (Not a locker)

Anticanman 05-22-2013 09:23 AM

Can't really see inside. Spin the wheel a little and lets have a look in the hole.

ign_cas 09-12-2013 02:39 AM

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Sorry for the LONG delay. I finally got the time to open up the diffs again. The first 2 pictures are from the rear (44) and the last 3 are from the front (30). Do you guys have any idea? Is the front open? Rear locked? Thanks guys.

timatoe 09-12-2013 04:41 AM

I see spider gears not a locker.

SeanB95YJ 09-12-2013 05:56 AM

yep... it's a standard open diff

bogleparsons 09-12-2013 07:04 AM


Originally Posted by SeanB95YJ (Post 15931321)
yep... it's a standard open diff


ign_cas 09-12-2013 11:21 AM

For front and rear axle?

bogleparsons 09-12-2013 11:24 AM

none of the pictures you posted indicate anything other than standard spider gears in an open differential housing.

On a positive note your gears look to be in good shape!

jagular7 09-12-2013 11:42 PM

You can see how the open diff works. The pinion spins the ring gear. Ring gear is attached to the carrier or case. Inside the case, are 2 pairs of gears, axle and spider. The long center rod is the center pin that holds the spider gears. As the case/carrier spins, the rod rotates the spiders. As the spiders rotate, they spin the axle gears. The axle gears are splined to the shafts. When open, the application spins both axle gears same amount, ie like a locker. But when there is more restriction on one side to the other, all movement flows to the less restrictive axle.

NHfireLJ 09-13-2013 10:48 AM

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jason m 09-13-2013 05:28 PM

The rear looks to be a LSD.


Anticanman 09-13-2013 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by jason m (Post 15980849)
The rear looks to be a LSD.


Like they said: open, open. :laugh:

jason m 09-14-2013 12:09 AM


Originally Posted by Anticanman (Post 15981361)
Like they said: open, open. :laugh:

I understand the pun of your joke but to answer the OP's question the rear is a LSD, you can tell buy the carrier.

You can tell buy the square notch cut carrier, But yes in the offroad world pretty much a open diff.


PA_YJ19 09-14-2013 10:32 AM

X2, def a trackloc or LSD rear 44. The opening in the carrier is square, dead give away. The opening in the carrier would b round if it was an open differential.

Also I think anti was just joking, because LSD sux offroad.

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