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? About rear end

I've looked up the VIN number, and I've gone throught the identifiers, and my car is supposed to have an open 3.08, and though I could be mistaken, I have always thought that it would be a one wheel wonder with that gear set. But I was pulling a old 60's Chevelle through the mud the other night, and my right wheel spun for a second or so, and then the left side kicked in. I've always thought of that as a limited slip type of function. Do I have my definitions wrong, or should I look more closely at the pumpkin itself and see if it's been changed out? Thanks!

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if both wheels spin at the same time it's not open.
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From what I can tell, they weren't spinning at the same time, more like alternating. But I can't tell yet, I'm going to try to force it again and see what I can find out. It didn't spin a wheel after the left side took over, just pulled till I stopped. Is there a number on the pumpkin itself that may give me clues?

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From what I can tell, they weren't spinning at the same time, more like alternating.
Sounds like an open rear to me.

Jack up the rear. Both wheels off the ground. Leave it in park. Try to rotate one wheel.

If it rotates and the other one rotates the other way, it is open.

If it resists rotating put it in neutral, rotate the wheel. If they rotate together after resisting rotation in the first test it would seem to be LS.

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Alright, thanks, I'll check into that. I wouldn't care, except for the fact that I live in Indiana, which so far has had a mild winter, but they can get fun, and I've been looking into throwing a set of 3.73's in at some point, when I'm not broke! Thanks for the info, much appreciated!

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Take the cover off and see if you see the s spring.
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