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hey i took an EF panelvan (i think its an EF) out for a drive last night. It's auto and so to do a burnout i just planted it while the brake was on. So i smoked it up nice, but then i turn the corner and hear like a clunking sound. I was alarmed so i stopped and again the clunking sound. As i accelerated again the clunking sound. This continued at every corner and during stopping and accelerating. I think the diff may have shat itself or something.

please tell me what it could be, and how much it'd cost approx to repair and if it even needs repairing.

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What you are thinking is probably right. Cost depends on what needs to be fixed. The cheapest way out is probably a good second hand one from a wreckers.
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Side/Spider gears... Cost not sure $4-500

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Yeah i blew my diff in the AU doing the same thing :/ Its definately the spider gears from the sounds of it. I had to get a reco diff freighted up to Darwin, cost a tidy sum.
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Yep, I would go the planetary gears too. Probably cracked. Don't drive too far as the diff will lock of they decide to let go!
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****. if i take it to a mechanic, will he know that it has been caused by a burnout or could there be a different reason. i.e. general wear? cos im ****ed if he can tell....
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****. if i take it to a mechanic, will he know that it has been caused by a burnout or could there be a different reason. i.e. general wear? cos im ****ed if he can tell....
mechnic shouldnt care ...

there are not many reasons why diffs break ... either too much power ... or spirited driving
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I drove mine for a couple of months to and from work (10km or so) with a trashed diff. Very embarrassing but the only option at the time
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well i dont care about if the mechanic cares, just that i did this in someone elses car...which i wasnt meant to...so if THEY find out, thats when i'm screwed. But anyway, thanks for your help guys. I'm gonna go and cry now :(
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