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Old 07-19-2003, 19:45   #1 (permalink)
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HOwdy got a bit of a prob with my car i think any way ill tell yas and tell me what yas think,
last night was driving round with a mate we both got EL's anyway we found this hell big area where we could throw the cars around and not hit anything, and it had been raining so the road was hell wet and it opted for some fun to be had :D anyway off i went into it with some doughies and went round a few times and stopped 1st up me steering went really heavy after i stoped then i came good so i thought oh ok, then i went to move and it sounded like the diff was crunching and clicking so i let it cool down and started it back up after about 45 mins with no sounds but all the way home when i turned it grinded and screched when going around corners but eventually went away, this morning i got in it and drove down the street and round some corners etc and there was not a noise to be heard from the diff or gearbox area so im up the creek anyideas??? reckon get the diff looked at straight away????
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Old 07-19-2003, 20:24   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like the diff has destroyed itself.
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Old 07-19-2003, 20:56   #3 (permalink)
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yeah thats what im worried about but if the diff had destroyed it self this morning when i went round the block etc wouldnt it have been making noises etc??
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Old 07-19-2003, 21:09   #4 (permalink)
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sorry i just reread ur post, hmmm still could be the diff, jsut see if it makes any more noises....
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Old 07-19-2003, 21:53   #5 (permalink)
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do you think maybe it just got really really hot and just needed too cool down or something???it pissin me off cause im thinking its gonna cost me a bit of $$$$ me dont have, spose its what i get for being an idiot
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Re: Im a bit puzzled some help?

Was the steering still heavy when it was making noises?
I'm thinking it could just have been your belt slipping... (well hoping really )
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it was for a little bit, the only thing is though the noise was comming from the back of the car around the diff it sounded not in the engine bay
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Umm.
You could check the easy things - rubbers/bolts all tight or there :)
Are the calipers OK? Handbrake cable, the arms which bolt onto the diff centre.
Any fluid in the diff?
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one question dont think im dumb but how do i check the fluid in the diff?? back it up onto some ramps??
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What type of EF is it, Ghia XR?

Doughnuts do distroy diffs and diffs aren't cheap. If you have killed it you have yourself to blame.

If the engine idles and revs ok and when the car is stationary if the steering wheel turn from lock to lock, then I doubt it is either of those. Put the rear of the car on stands.
Start car and with hand brake off, put car into drive, take ya foot of the brake and let engine idle, don't rev. Listen to rear of car.
Are both wheels spinning? Same direction?
Is there a gringing or whining noise?
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