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Old 11-10-2008, 12:36 AM
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I upgraded my diff to a Detroit some time ago. This summer however I snapped the short side rear axel. I have read that when this happens your Detroit breaks as well. if so why?
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:50 AM
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Have you taken the axles and diff out? Is there damage to the diff????
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:52 AM
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I removed the Axel today but I have not looked at the diff yet. The long side axwl still works.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:52 AM
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"Shock Overload"

You'll know if it's broken.
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Yeah, you need to pull it out and look at it. I know guys who have broke several axles without hurting their locker, other guys aren't so lucky.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:58 AM
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You won't be able to "look at it" and see if it's broken. You have to take it apart. Sometimes the tention spring breaks, and other times the clutch packs explode.

Stick a new axle in there and go for a drive. You'll know if it's broken before you get out of the driveway.
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this is what happens when you're not so lucky
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:27 AM
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Also, carefully examine the Detroit housing.
I was in the process of putting mine back together (thinking I was lucky) when I noticed a couple small cracks in mine.
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You won't be able to "look at it" and see if it's broken. You have to take it apart. Sometimes the tention spring breaks, and other times the clutch packs explode.

Stick a new axle in there and go for a drive. You'll know if it's broken before you get out of the driveway.

Ya, you will for sure know.
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