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Hi on my 09 R2 the front diff is locked up and can't move in either direction any ideas will help thanks

What do mean, the wheels won't roll or you can't turn left or right or the differential is acting like a solid axle?

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What do mean, the wheels won't roll or you can't turn left or right or the differential is acting like a solid axle?

I can only go forword or back about 10 ft then front diff locks and front wheels want to go different directions

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I can only go forword or back about 10 ft then front diff locks and front wheels want to go different directions

I would say pull it out and take it apart, Take lots of photos as you do it so you can share it, It's not that hard to do,

to get the CVs loose at the diff, use a pry bar to pop them loose, I use a green 3 foot nail bar. On my rear diff the input shaft has a pin through it. Be sure and put some sort of marking on the drive shaft to diff input so you can put it back the way it comes apart, I'm not absolutely sure the pin is perfectly centered. Here's some photos I took when I tore mine down and put in strong bolts.

Differential Photos pictures, photos, and videos, from travel on webshots

Good luck, sounds like you need some.

Kinarfi

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well I got the front diff out and took it apart it was the little set screw had come lose and the pin came out and was hitting the case, no damage to anything, I'm going to replace the slotted set screw with a allen one and some loctite.

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well I got the front diff out and took it apart it was the little set screw had come lose and the pin came out and was hitting the case, no damage to anything, I'm going to replace the slotted set screw with a allen one and some loctite.

otta change your name to lucky(LOL) glad to hear no damage.

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should the set screw be cranked down tight or does that pin need to spin?

Good and snug, don't damage the threads or the screw driver slot and definitely use Loctite, I suggest red, and while you in there, check to see which bolts were used on the ring gear, check my photos and the thread and look at lennys upgrade kit. It may be that you don't need it with the three cylinder as much as the four cylinder needs it.

Glad you got off easy, I assume you looked at my photos and you can see how bad it could have been, my ring gear bolts were already having problems and sheared, plus the housing damage.

Kinarfi

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Good and snug, don't damage the threads or the screw driver slot and definitely use Loctite, I suggest red, and while you in there, check to see which bolts were used on the ring gear, check my photos and the thread and look at lennys upgrade kit. It may be that you don't need it with the three cylinder as much as the four cylinder needs it.

Glad you got off easy, I assume you looked at my photos and you can see how bad it could have been, my ring gear bolts were already having problems and sheared, plus the housing damage.

Kinarfi

Thanks for the info I had seen you post in the past and thats what I was looking for as I took it apart, not going to change the bolts as this is the front diff and dont use 4 wheel drive much, again thanks, Rick

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I would say pull it out and take it apart, Take lots of photos as you do it so you can share it, It's not that hard to do,

to get the CVs loose at the diff, use a pry bar to pop them loose, I use a green 3 foot nail bar. On my rear diff the input shaft has a pin through it. Be sure and put some sort of marking on the drive shaft to diff input so you can put it back the way it comes apart, I'm not absolutely sure the pin is perfectly centered. Here's some photos I took when I tore mine down and put in strong bolts.

Differential Photos pictures, photos, and videos, from travel on webshots

Good luck, sounds like you need some.

Kinarfi

Hi

Silverbulletmotorsports.net we have 1 new diff. in stock

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