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Old 04-14-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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clutches clip in bottom of diffential 2003

Hi, havn't been on here in awhile, changed the fluid in my differential today, 2003 1500 HEMI 70,000 miles, well there was a metal clip laying in bottom broken in about 8 different pieces, while it took me a couple of minutes for the panic to wear off, I broke out the flashlight and every thing looks good no marks on ring or pinion c-clips intact, spider gears clean, but lots of shavings in the fluid gold colored(clutch material?). Anyways after looking more I saw a clip holding the clutch pack together on passenger side, when I checked the ring gear side no clip holding the clutch pack together! The broken piece!

After hearing tons of horror stories about these differentials, I want to know how big of an issue this is, how soon it should be fixed and what is the best solution. I love my HEMI, really don't want to change the gears, just want to keep on rolling, have intake/exhaust/getting ready to install diablosport(good enough for me). I do not do John Force Burnouts this is my daily driver I have other vehicles for burnouts. Any info on this situation would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-14-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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I would fix it soon its not really a safety issue but it will cause the clutches to wear premature and the locking function of the diff won't work correctly
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I would inspect the housing to see if the clip cut into it. This problem has the potential of damaging the housing. As for installing a DSP on a 03 I do not recommend it as there have been issues that Diablo has yet to correct. I have a thread that got side tracked into these issues here http://www.hemitruckclub.com/forums/...uirt-5736.html
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Yeah, might as well skip the tuner. Not worth the money on the '03s.
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Yeah, might as well skip the tuner. Not worth the money on the '03s.
I'll disagree with that statement. A SC3815 can adjust RPM and speed limiters, provide canned tunes, adjust tire size and diagnose DTC;s. Often these tuners can be bought for around $140. Pretty good bang for the dollar.
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Yeah, might as well skip the tuner. Not worth the money on the '03s.
I disagree too. The 03s need all the help we can get.

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I would inspect the housing to see if the clip cut into it. This problem has the potential of damaging the housing.
Inspect your ring and pinon gear contact faces too.
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