Retainer Clip / "C-Clip" Woes
Add me to the club. Here's the background:
-Recently purchased 2003 1500 HEMI w/ the nasty 9.25 from previous owner
-No symptoms of differential probs
-Maintenance history fairly unknown
I brought the truck into the shop for a thorough maintenance, and with the rear diff service they gave me the bad news. Pieces of broken retainer clips sitting at the bottom, metal flakes, and the housing is worn down a few mm.
Looks like I'm in need of a full replacement (differential AND housing). Here are my options:
1.) Factory new rear end w/ 9.25 LSD --> same problem again is inevitable?
2.) Donor, used rear end w/ 9.25 LSD --> same problem again sooner?
3.) Donor, used open rear end w/ no LSD --> no more problems but no LSD
I have done as much reading as I can in the past 24 hours but haven't found a good answer for my questions, sorry.
Q: If I went with option #3 open differential replacement, can I get an aftermarket LSD like Auburn or Truetrac mated up to it or does it not work that way? What would you do in my situation?
Q: In the meantime, really how dangerous is it for me to be driving around?
Last edited by JY VPI; 05-13-2009 at 01:39 PM.