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Rear end pronlems

This is a discussion on Rear end pronlems within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; So the other day I ran against this youngster that kept bragging about his 4.6 pony it had a few ...

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    Rear end pronlems

    So the other day I ran against this youngster that kept bragging about his 4.6 pony it had a few bolt on's but he was sure it would beat my t/a so I finally ran him... I launched off about 3 lengths Shen I shifted I heard some noise out my rear end like if I had ran over an aluminum can but I continued full throttle and went on to third I got him pretty bad enough that the guy didn't stop down my block anymore well I ignored the noise from rear end since the car was running fine and no noise was coming out the rear end by when I got home I smelled gear oil got under and sAw that something shot out thru the rear end cover... HELP... The car has extended warranty and the car has less than a thousand miles since I bought it last nov. I hardly drive... Ya think warranty will cover it???? he he he....

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    same thing happened to me once...all the shit inside the diff. came apart and made a huge hole in my diff. cover,all the fluid came out and the gears locked up...luckily, i had a warranty too, they should cover it ;P i even convinced them to let me put on an aluminum rear end "gurdle" cover too...

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    Your warranty should cover it. They could reject the claim if they send an inspector and they see you've done some mods. Do you have any mods??

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    oh...and post a picture. I'd like to see the damage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    oh...and post a picture. I'd like to see the damage

    +1. Haven't seen a good rear end blow out since Hi-Po grenaded his.

    OP: Read your extended warranty -- all of it. I have had to challenge a few of these in the past as coverage has been denied for various reasons. Make sure your claim is not excluded in some manner by the language of the contract. A lot of them do contain provisions that preclude coverage on vehicles that have been "after-factory modified".

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    yeah, but if your car is all stock, and it would be cheaper and last longer to upgrade to aftermarket, you can probably talk them into it...my rear end broke like 3 times before i convinced the warranty insurance co. to let me put on a mac rear end "gurdle", and i was right, no problems ever since then. i would try and convince them to put on a 12 bolt if i were you, hehe

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