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Unread 12-07-2007, 04:50 PM   #1
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Did my Differential go out?

I was driving home today, and out of nowhere as i was taking off and my jeep made a sound like a hit something... it almost felt like the car was limping. Everytime i have it it gear now and i give it gas, it starts to kick and buck. Comments?

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Unread 12-08-2007, 10:49 PM   #2
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I don't know about your diff going out, but check your u-joints. Make sure there is no play in the driveshaft while you have it parked.
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Unread 12-09-2007, 11:07 AM   #3
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You might try isolating the problem. Put the T case in N and go through the gears to see if it is the trans. Drop the rear driveline, lock the T case to see if it is the T case or rear axle. Drop the front drive line to isolate the front axle. etc.....
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