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No posi-rear????

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Doc Pete, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    Hey, it seems the limited slip rear on my new F250 superduty pickup doesn't work. Anyone hear any rumors about putting the wrong rear in, or malfunctioning posi's.
    Thanks,
    Pete
     
  2. QuadRacer041

    QuadRacer041 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 364

    ford posi's are know for not working,the spider gears in the posi unit go bad.
    you can probably get it rebuilt or if you dont mind spending a few extra bucks buy a better aftermarkt one.
     
  3. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    The truck is brand new, 1,700 miles. Maybe I'm asking too much, but I assume if I'm in loose dirt or stones, I should be able to turn over boths, and not have one just turn, correct??? I assumming this should like a chevy posi-rear from a street machine type car.
    Pete
     
  4. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 225

    I am not sure what kind of limited slip Ford is using but if it is a clutch style unit then it may have been put together to "loose". If I am not mistaken with that style posi you can add or move the clutch discs around to tighten up the unit.
     
  5. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    Pete,does your window sticker say TRAC-LOC,if not ,your truck doesn't have "LIMITED SLIP" It just has an "open carrior". Trac-loc is a pretty good unit,its no ARB,or detroit locker,or even an auburn,but it is much more user friendly.-:)
     
  6. QuadRacer041

    QuadRacer041 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 364



    dude, bring it back to the dealer for sure man.
    i would have them fix it, i dont think they should give u a problem with such a low milage.
     
  7. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    Thanks everyone. My only concern is I hope the dealership is "up to" fixing a rearend problem, and not make it worse:mad:
     
  8. QuadRacer041

    QuadRacer041 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 364

    rear ends are pretty straight forward and not too complicated, its part of basic auto repair, the only difference is your treuck has a physically bigger rear end, so u shouldnt have a problem.
     
  9. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,469

    Thanks, I feel better............;)
     

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