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rear wheels locking up when turning?!

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Old 04-25-2013, 11:49 AM
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Default rear wheels locking up when turning?!

I noticed this morning that when I turned into class it felt as if I run over something in the road. My buddy told me one of my wheels was "slipping" only when I was turning, problem does not happen when the truck is going strait. Any ideas?
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:53 AM
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You likely have a Limited Slip.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:03 PM
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I do have limited slip, sorry, but this is new onset and quite violent. I was thinking maybe low oil or maybe needs fresh oil?
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:04 PM
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Or maybe the clutches are biting onto something it shouldn't be.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:06 PM
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LSD clutch dics are packing it in. Remove the diff cover and inspect the lsd clutch dics and look for metal parts in the bottom of the diff. In my OP stop driving the truck now, park it, for safety reasons and to stop further damage.

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Old 04-25-2013, 12:22 PM
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so probably looking at a rear end rebuild?
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:23 PM
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Quite possibly.
You could always get some gear oil and friction modifier and change it all out, and hope it fixes it.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:33 PM
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I was thinking about trying out the oil hoping i could get it back home or to my dads shop to take a further look at it. Does this model truck have the plastic plug in the rear end to check the level?
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You have to look inside and see what's going on before we say full rebuild.

It's past the point of oil change if the wheel is grabbing it toast metal on metal is what's going on.

Edit; Rubber plug in the diff cover.

If all the clutch discs fail/bust up to pieces on one or both side's there is a chance the c clip will fall off the axle, if it does fall off that will let your wheel and axle depart from the diff.

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What he said. And please add ALL the info about your truck to your sig and profile. Thanks
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