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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-09-2000, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Need some info on "how it works" While doing a brake job on a 91 Sammy, I put the drive train in 1st gear so I could remove the nuts holding the rear drum to the axle. I did the left and then went to the right and the axle turned freely. The left side spins opposite of the right, but the drive shaft doesn't move. Didn't hear any snaps or pops, but the axles will rotate without moving the drive shaft. Any ideas on what I broke?

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that is normal, when there is no load on either side, one side counter-rotates the other side, causing it to rotate in the opposite direction due to the spider gears in the diff. The driveshaft will not move because the transmission is in gear. No need to be concerned, it is working like it should. While your changing your brakes, make sure the emergency brake levers in there move freely, mine keep seizing up, just excersize it and lube it up. Good luck.

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Thanks for the help!! Starting to worry. Know what you mean about the e-brake. That's what got me into this repair. Thanks again.

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