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This is a discussion on newbie needs some help within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; hey there ladies and gents. well my problem started the other day when i was pulling out of a parking ...

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    Unhappy newbie needs some help

    hey there ladies and gents. well my problem started the other day when i was pulling out of a parking lot. i had my wheel turn all the way to the right and was drivning slowly. it felt like i had run something over so i pulled over to check. nothing was there. i went back into the parking lot and drove slowly in circles with the wheel turned all the way to the right. it felt like i was runing something over, over and over again without skipping a beat. i turned the wheel to the left and no noise or malfunction. the tires all look pretty well inflated though i didnt check pressure. i live in chicago and its starting to get cold now, i was debating storing or not to store but it looks like im gonna so i dont mess anything up any more. does any one know what kind of problem this is? easy fix? take to a shop? how much $? any info will help and i can try and describe it better if necessary.

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    Maybe a problem in the rear dif . Is it coming from the rear or front ? Maybe something with the limited slip . Mine is doing something similar to that and making a groaning noise . Im gonna check mine out when I do the 3:73 gears this weekend and put some GM limited slip lube in it .

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    its coming from the back right tire.

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    If you think its the rearend you need to add a bottle of GM limited slip additive. Usually they make clunking sounds when they are going bad.

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    it wasnt so much of a sound thoguh then the car feeeling like it was rolliing over something. i will look inot the gm limited slip additive thoguh thanks

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    i also will look into typing lessons

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    the zexel torsen rear end doesn't use limited slip lubricant...... Zexel Torsen (Worm Gear Driven) Differential Technology

    Pros: Cons:
    Never needs replacing once installed
    No need for a limited-slip additive
    Instantly transfers torque, no wheel spin
    Is the latest technology in differentials
    Can be fragile; 500ft/lb torque limit on OEM units
    Generally more expensive than other differentials
    Expensive Upfront cost
    Not available for all applications as of 2002

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    update: went to car X where i know a well trusted mechanic. him and his guys said it wasnt ball joints tie rods or anything like that. they told me to take it to a body and axle specialist. anyone ever deal with this or know what im gettin into $ and problem wise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twozs View Post
    the zexel torsen rear end doesn't use limited slip lubricant...... Zexel Torsen (Worm Gear Driven) Differential Technology

    Pros: Cons:
    Never needs replacing once installed
    No need for a limited-slip additive
    Instantly transfers torque, no wheel spin
    Is the latest technology in differentials
    Can be fragile; 500ft/lb torque limit on OEM units
    Generally more expensive than other differentials
    Expensive Upfront cost
    Not available for all applications as of 2002
    do you know what year they started using these in the f-body?

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    anyone out there with some adive/ tips

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    Quote Originally Posted by dklowrider View Post
    do you know what year they started using these in the f-body?
    1999 http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z...t-camaro.aspx#

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    Most people on this forum won't suggest spending any coin on the stock rear end. If you plan on doing any major upgrades, people will tell you to upgrade to a 9" or 12 bolt. It all depends on your budget.

    You can get a complete used 10 bolt, axles and all for around 250-450, depending on what shape it is in.

    With that said, if your problem is say a bent axle and the shop wants to charge you $300 for repairing it...well then you can make the decision yourself which route to go.

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    i really dont plan on huge upgrades maybe just some bvetter gears down the road. what the price of a decent 9" or 12 bolt?

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    If you have someone install it for you, you can spend around $2500 for a 9".

    If you are staying stock for the most part, with street tires, I wouldn't recommend dropping that kind of money on a 9 or 12.

    The 10 will be OK for your application.

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    k thanks man appreciate the help

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    What part of the city are you in?

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    southside. i live right by bourbon street on 115th

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    Quote Originally Posted by pewterz55 View Post
    southside. i live right by bourbon street on 115th
    Damn, that's close to where I work. Few years back we used to go to Bourbon Street all the time for lunch. I work right off 87th and the Dan Ryan.

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    nice nice. at a car shop? or wats over there

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