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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-21-2008, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Play in Differential Housing?

is there supposed to be play in the differential housing? when i took my car into my school auto shop and put it on the lift, i tried to check the differential fluid. But the plug wouldnt budge, and i couldnt check the fluid. Anyways when i was trying to get the plug off i noticed that the whole differential moved as i tried to get the plug off, is this normal? im thinking it might be because of the IRS? correct me if im wrong, thanks
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The differential has three rubber isolated mounts. It should be able to move a little to absorb the 'impact' from launches I believe.

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how much movement are we talking about???
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unless you're using somthing like a 3 foot breaker bar, you relay shouldn't notice any play.

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how much movement are we talking about???
very little, i let my teacher try to loosen the plug too, just to see if i was going crazy. Maybe about an inch or less of movement
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Sounds like bad bushings. You shouldn't get play with a wrench.

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