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Old 03-20-2008, 08:13 PM   #1
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New Member, 1st Post, Limited Slip Questions

Hi All----My first post. I am retired and love the outdoors. I just bought my first jeep, a 93 wrangler, 6 cylinder 5 speed, with a 4 inch lift. One of the reasons I bought it is that I love to work on cars and it seemed to be a vehicle that an old guy like me can work on and figure out. It is moderately/heavily used and will need a good going through.----- The tires are trash and I have ordered new tires.---- But I noticed that both the all terrain tires on the driver side are much more worn than the 2 on the passenger side.------I have no manual.

1. In 4 wheel drive should both front wheels drive?

2. How do I tell if the vehicle has limited slip. In the front or rear?

3. If it has limited slip how do I test to see if it is working properly?

4. When I change out all the lubricants soon, what lubes should I use.

I have ordered a Chiltons repair manual, that has not arrived yet. I look forward to learning a lot from you all.

Any other tips would be welcome.

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Welcome to the Forum. Limited Slip differentials should have a tag attached to two of the cover bolts. In 4wd the system applies power to the wheel with LEAST reistance. ( this is why people add lockers to their setups.) The gear oil should be 75w-90w. An additive should be used for LSD. Hope this helps ya.

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Old 03-21-2008, 10:27 AM   #3
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you might have one even if there's no tag, you never know what people do to jeeps. jack up an axle, block the other one, leave it in nuetral, and turn one wheel by hand, sometimes you have to turn it a few times a little quickly, and limited slip will engage. the other wheel will spin the same direction if you have limited slip. if its open diff, the other wheel will spin the opposite direction
your manual will have a ton of info for ya, hope this helps. and welcome
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