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Front diff mount bushing eyelet split in half?

04 Nissan Xterra, the front diff is attached to the frame with 4 bushings, two on the front on the frame cross-member and two on the back on a rear mount bracket. Had the truck on jack stands trying ...
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Covert 2006 Trailblazer from 4WD to 2WD

My front differential is make noise because of a leak. I have been watching videos how to disengage the front differential and make it a 2 wheel rear wheel drive only ( I don't need 4 wheel drive). ...
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Gear oil boiling and burning in front differential

When I engage 4WD on my (normally rear-wheel drive) Toyota Hilux (KUN26R) and give it some hard job to do (like drive the front wheels on a 10cm high sleeper lying on the ground, or just turn the ...
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How to tell if a 4WD vehicle features LSD and/or ADD?

I am about to change oil in the front and rear differentials or my Toyota Hilux (KUN26R) which is a part-time 4WD vehicle. Regarding what gear oil to use and how much, the manual says: Oil type: ...
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Torquing pinion nut on pinion shaft—can it be done with tires on ground?

I am about to install a 1310 driveshaft on a '15 Jeep Wrangler; it requires replacing the front pinion yoke. The Wrangler has a lift kit which allows me to crawl under and work with plenty of room. I ...
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problems with different pair of tires on front , rear axle for passenger car

I'm planning to install a pair of snow/winter tires on rear axle(because they are about to wear out). The front axle has new regular tires (not winter/snow). Both will be of same spec (205/45R17) I'm ...
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How exactly does a differential work?

I understand that the differential (or "diff") is the thing that allows the drive shaft to transfer its rotational velocity to the front or rear axle in order to move the car. As far as I know, the ...
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