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Differential Question

Thread in 'General Information' started by Red Man from B'dos, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Red Man from B'dos

    Red Man from B'dos Member 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Hey guys. Quick question. I recently got my 02. It's 4wd. I drained the oil on the rear differential. I took off the cover. I see the normal spider gears but there is a 'S' shape spring thing between them. There is also a thin gear the size of the ring gear with lots of teeth. What does this mean?
     

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    Red Man from B'dos Member 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Would that be classified as a limited slip? And can anyone explain what is a Trac Loc?
     

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    That one gear or sprocket looking thing on the left is for your speed sensor and it loops though to the abs system as well
     
  4. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    the small toothed gear is for the ABS sensor...... the S spring is part of the trac loc ( fords BS name for limited slip) make sure you put a bottle of LSD additive in.... DONT trust the fluids that say its n there already,,, that's BS....
     
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    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Ditto on that. I found out that on my '94 Stang. Used mobil one gear lube. Bottle said, it had the additive, NOT!
    I Put in a bottle of motorcraft LSD additive. Problem solved. You may have to find a parking lot, and drive in a figure 8. The additive will work into the LSD clutch pack quicker.
     
  6. Red Man from B'dos

    Red Man from B'dos Member 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Wow. Oh my gosh. You guys are amazing. Thank you so much. Where on Earth would I be with out this fantastic forum? By the way, I a trying to find the workshop manual in PDF format for free. Does anyone knowany websites that would take me there directly?
     
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    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Great,,,, Not free that I know of but Ebay sells the DVD often for cheep. ,,,,, But the OEM manuals are not that expensive,..
     
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    Red Man from B'dos Member 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Alright. Thanks. Will go check it out.
     

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