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Old 08-18-2012, 10:10 PM
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I am new to forum. I was wondering if anyone could please help me. I am removing differential cover on 2000 dodge ram van. The two tags on cover says 0690 on one and 3.5 on other. I know the 3.5 is ratio. It has 10 bolt pattern. The auto retailer gave me 80/90 gear oil. Didn't know if it is LSD or not. I don't think it is. I bought additive just in case. In manual it shows different types and is non specific. The manual shows another ID tag I may have missed. I will check in morning. A mech shop told me I have a bad bearing there making grinding noise. I remember hearing this noise from day one of tire replacement. When I took it in for front end alighnment they told me that. I just wanted to inspect gears and change oil.
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. . . The auto retailer gave me 80/90 gear oil. Didn't know if it is LSD or not. I don't think it is. I bought additive just in case.
If the label says something like "This product is suitable for use in limited-slip differentials" the product has the additive -- but if language like that is not on the label it does not have the additive.

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A mech shop told me I have a bad bearing there making grinding noise. I remember hearing this noise from day one of tire replacement. When I took it in for front end alighnment they told me that. I just wanted to inspect gears and change oil.
If you've got a bad bearing the only thing you can do is remove the differential, take it apart & replace the bearings. You will probably not be able to see the problem just by draining the gear oil & pulling the cover off.
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If it's an axle bearing you're not going to see it from inside the cover. You'll have to jack up each rear wheel and check it for movement
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I was just changing oil as a preventative maintenance, and look at gears. But I will raise and check axle bearings also. I was wondering if this is a limited slip differential so I don't put in the additive when it does not call for it. Have not had a chance to work on yet, it has rained for days. Thank you for all replies, it's much appreciated.
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I add friction modifier to every rear I work on as a rule of thumb. A tube is $7 I think and worth it no matter which rear you have.
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I was wondering if this is a limited slip differential so I don't put in the additive when it does not call for it.
You should be able to tell by looking @ the differential (with the cover off) -- most LSD's have clutches which non-LSD's do not have. And if you put the additive in a non-LSD differential it wouldn't hurt anything -- the additive is a "friction modifier" that works on the clutch plates & if there aren't any it doesn't matter.
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Thank's for the info. I read the bottle and it says it can be used in various types as you all stated. I should have read the bottle first. I will add to oil. That's embarrassing. Brake line leaking on wife's car. After I fix hers I will do differential,serpentine and charge ac up. Thank you for all responses. I am trying to finish repairs before I go offshore to work for two weeks. Have a great day. It's good to know there are people out there helping each other. I hope I can return the favor. The internet is a great source of information. Although it takes intelligent people on the other end of the keyboard.
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Here's another hint. When you bleed her brakes, and if you don't have a helper, put a small rubber hose snugly over the bleeder. crack it loose and put the hose in a bottle of brake fluid with the end below the level. When you pump the brakes it's blow the air (bubbles) out but can only suck fluid back in. One man bleeder.
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i know this thread is old but I wanted to say thanks to warlock for the lil trick for one man bleeding of brakes.
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Did it work out for you okay as I had suggested?

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