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Old 05-25-2001, 11:43 AM   #1
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How do you know if your rear end is going bad?

I have an 88 IROC with the L98. I have the 2.77 rear end gear (RPO GH3) with posi-traction (RPO G80).

When going around corners under moderate acceleration, there is a subtle oscillation (about 0.5 second frequency) that feels like the power is being transmitted back-n-forth between the two rear wheels. This is a relatively new behavior.

Is my posi unit going bad? This is the first car that I have had with a posi unit so I don't have any experience spotting trouble or working with posi units.

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Old 05-25-2001, 11:55 AM   #2
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Before you assume it's bad, change the fluid and install the posi additive.


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Old 05-25-2001, 12:53 PM   #3
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Well, I had a trusted mechanic do that about 2,000 miles ago. He said everything looked good. Even so, I had him change the reatr end gear fluids for me. Since that time, I've autocrossed the car in 5 events and I am wondering if I haven't pushed it beyond it's capability...
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Old 05-26-2001, 08:17 AM   #4
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Anyone else have any ideas?
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Old 05-26-2001, 10:48 AM   #5
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Try a burnout. Look at the asphalt tatoo you leave. It should be equal from both tires. If not, that is a good indication the posi is bad.
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I do get two black marks on burnouts. However, I still feel this oscillation. Is this normal and I'm just being oversensitive to it?
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