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Center Diff Questions

Posted by JGL122, Jun 1, 2020

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  1. JGL122

    JGL122 Proven Member

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    Hi, I'm looking to replace my mangled center diff off my Manual 98 GSX.

    Can I replace it with a awd manual center diff from 92-99 years? Will they all just drop in and go?

    Also what is this part and part number if possible? It is the washer under the bottom gear inside the center diff. I can't find it on the jacks transmission website and not sure what to search for.
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    Thanks,
    jgl122
     

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  2. pauleyman

    pauleyman DSM Wiseman

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    Yes you have it right. 92 to 99. That isn't just a washer. Its a spacer and they are different thicknesses. You have to set it up correctly
     

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  3. JGL122

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    Sweet thanks, Do you know where those are purchased at?
     

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  4. pauleyman

    pauleyman DSM Wiseman

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    I haven't tried in years. Call tmz
     

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  5. luv2rallye

    luv2rallye DSM Wiseman

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  6. JGL122

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    Thank you, gave him a call. Wasn't good news. Parts have gone up in price. Gonna be a pretty penny to get a built center diff. That or buy used. Still waiting on replies from other venders but probably the same news.
     

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  7. pauleyman

    pauleyman DSM Wiseman

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    What all did you break anyway? I saw the shim and the top hat is toast. What else?
     

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  8. JGL122

    JGL122 Proven Member

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    The lower housing and the gears inside are all worn.
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    Only thing salvagable is perhaps the top housing and the cross
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    Need shims also.
     

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  9. pauleyman

    pauleyman DSM Wiseman

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    Your top housing is trash unless you machine it for a torrington bearing. You have severe wear marks
     

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  10. twicks69

    twicks69 Supporting Vendor

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    All your parts are essentially trash there. Weld it to keep as a spare, and find another good used one to work with.

    Yes, the parts pricing has gone up dramatically, and most parts are now discontinued for the differential with extremely limited quantities remaining of parts that are not discontinued.
     

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