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E code rearend question.

I have an 89 bird with an E code rearend well I have never been the type to leave a mark on the world with my tires but I guess a oddly race track looking slick of water got the best of me.

Any how to make a long story short I pulled my back wheels into the water and put it to the floor the left side started to spin and as the car moved about 20 foot it switched from the left side to the right side ?????

Now I'm not real clear how a Ford locking rearend works but I know in my 71 charger when I hit the gas both spin so were is the POSI!?!?!?!
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The "E" is the axle code, but if it is has a trac-lok unit it will be followed with an "L". There should also be a tag on the diff itself.

You either have an open diff or a trac-lok that is worn out.

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its a clutch type limited slip....both tires should spin and maintain traction....now herein lies the rub, your limited slip is all of 19 years old....hint hint.

FYI, Posi is a chevy term for their limited slip, just as suregrip is for mopar, and traction lok is for ford.




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it should say 3 L 08 or 2 L 73 on the pumpkin tag.




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E is for 3.27 Track-loc differential.

The ears broke off of the clutches on my old one and basicly made it an open rear
The kit is cheep to replace the clutches and wile you're at it put in a spring for a F150.

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Fallow up question, When you jack up the rear of a car with a "Posi, suregrip or traction lok" differential if you turn one tire should the other turn the same way?

Keep in mind here people I knew all of this stuff in high school but have not really drove over 55mph since then.....

I'm the only guy I know with a 1971 Dodge charger 440 4bbl that drives 55 and never spends the tires.

(Here is the sad part I'm in my 20's!)

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Mind you the Charger is a weekend only toy! 22 gallon gas tank and it only likes 94 octane
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