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Unread 03-02-2005, 06:51 PM   #1
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what does it mean if my rear end blew out? help please

ok i have a 93 jeep with 125k on it. i was driving on the interstate the other day and a bunch of smoke started comming out the back of the car. i saw it when i looked in the mirror. it made a big noice and i pulled over and looked at the back of the car. there was what appeared to be oil all over the back and there was smoke that looked like it was comming from the axle. when i took it in, they said it was the rear end. what does this mean? they said it blew out. now before this happened, i noticed that the v8 was not giving a lot of power. i just got the car so i dont know if its normal power or not. cold this rearend have anything to do with the bad power? what else should they replace when they put a new rear end on? i know nothing about this. as much info as you could give would be helpful. thanks

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Unread 03-02-2005, 07:08 PM   #2
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I blew the rear in my 97 TJ last year. I shattered my ring gear and chipped some of the spider gears. I don't know what it could be in your case. If you have the trac lok in it that may have failed. Or you could have been low on fluid in the diff and caused it to over heat and fail. I'm sorry if I couldn't help you the way you wanted. Good luck
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Unread 03-02-2005, 07:13 PM   #3
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sweet does it run ok now? any other problems?
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Unread 03-02-2005, 07:18 PM   #4
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also, do u know how much it cost to fix that?
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Unread 03-02-2005, 07:38 PM   #5
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Yeah my diff is leaking fluid out its gasket now and is hummin like -=-=-=-= but I'm tryin to blow it so I can get a locker or posi But you will most likely have to replace the whole differential, and it will run normal again.
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what does it mean if my rear end blew out? help please

I think it means you ate too much
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the pumkin lookin thing on your rear axle has gears in it. They went bye bye.
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Yeah my diff is leaking fluid out its gasket now and is hummin like -=-=-=-= but I'm tryin to blow it so I can get a locker or posi But you will most likely have to replace the whole differential, and it will run normal again.
dude if you do that you're gonna hafta buy all new gears, bearings, seals and have it all setup with the locker in it costing well over $1000. Why not just keep the flud IN it, buy a locker for $200 and install it yourself?
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Unread 03-03-2005, 04:29 PM   #9
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Yeah it was a joke....I got a bottle of 90 weight today.
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... i just got the car so i dont know if its normal power or not...
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Unread 03-04-2005, 09:46 AM   #11
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125 K and Rear Goes ?

My 94 has the original and over 200K, admittedly it needs a new gear or two since its starting to humm. That's a tune meant to warn me. My guess is either you ran out of fluid due to a leaky gasket, or the previous owner never changed the stuff. You will need to check all the wheel bearings on the rear axle, and check the drive axles themselves for damage. The Differential is in need of replacement. If you intend to keep this Jeep, get a Trac-Lok (aka Limited Slip) unit and replace the one that's morphed into scrap metal. That way the wheel that is not spinning in the mud gets the power, and you get to move forward.
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Unread 03-05-2005, 07:27 AM   #12
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Well when I blew the rear in the TJ I had luckily bought a ford 8.8 a few months before it happened just wasn't ready to put it in at the time but was forced to. After the 8.8 install it worked great ran good until this past january when I got rid of it to get my WJ. My engine was very weak and there was something wrong with my T-case. I just found out two days ago that the dealership that I traded it to said the engine was shot, the tranny was going and the T-case was binding and the chain was about ready to snap. They unloaded it to a auction.
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