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Old 06-01-2002, 22:34   #1 (permalink)
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Question Dicey Diff??

Today as I was doing a U-turn in a strangely steep driveway in my AUII xr6 VCT , one of my rear wheels came off the ground totally and was just spinning like crazy while the other one had full traction but strangely was not getting any power at all so the car wasnt moving but it managed to have just one of the driving wheels spinning. Now was I just imaging that my VCT with IRS has a Limited Slip Diff or is there something seriously wrong with it? I was under my car the other day checking things out when I noticed there was a bit of oil seeping out of the diff , could this have anything to do with my LSD (if I have one) not being at all effective?

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I wan't to know the answer as well as I have had the same problem.
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ok , obviously no one knows , so can anyone confirm that the AUII XR6 VCT has a LSD???

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EB II XR6 has an LSD, so I'd be worried if the AU didn't.
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go to a back street rev it up to 4 grand a drop the clutch a see if it goes sideway then u'll know,if its aotu i'm sure u know what to do.
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VCT definitely has LSD. LSD was dropped to an option of HPs in June, 2001.
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ok..

ok , that means it must have something to do with that leaking oil out of the diff.... How do LSD's work btw , do they rely on oil to operate ???

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What I want to know is whether if you lift a wheel while turning, will the LSD still provide all the power to the "light" wheel. My VCT has the problem on a steep drive. It lifts a wheel and all the power goes to this wheel and the car stops. I thought that with LSD , the other wheel would still drive and push me around the corner.
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My understanding is that it is limited slip, meaning it will still slip less than a standard diff but obviously more than a locker type diff. Still with the oil leak and the steepness of the drive you may have gotten more than normal slip. Maybe the outside wheel had too much weight on it for the diff to handle so it spun the inside wheel. I would look at the oil level also though and check your manual for the correct additive to go with it.
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Jack up the back (both wheels off the ground in neutal) and spin one whhel by hand. If the both spin the same way it's LSD if not it's not.
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