Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Limited Slip Question

  1. #1

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    02-12-2015
    Posts
    6
    Location

    Joplin, Mo
    Vehicle

    1988 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    Engine

    G54B

    Limited Slip Question

    Hello,
    I just bought an 88 4wd Mighty max and I'm wanting to service the differentials, trans, and transfer case. Forgive my ignorance on this. How do I determine if my truck has a limited slip rear differential or not, so I know which fluid to use? Also is synchromesh appropriate for the transmission? I apologize if this has been gone over already on the forum, but I was unable to find this information. Thank you in advance.

  2. #2



    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    03-16-2011
    Posts
    3,615
    Location

    Sacramento, CA
    Vehicle

    1979 Dodge D-50
    Engine

    Chevy V6
    Just leave the truck in neutral and jack up one wheel. Then try to turn it. If it turns the wheel and drive line with the other wheel on the ground then you don't have limited slip.
    All these trucks take just plain old gear oil in them. Unless you have an automatic. If you do have a limited slip you will need the friction modifier to add into the oil. Just keep in mind there are 2 filler ports. One on the trans one on the transfer case. They do not share a common oil path. And always remove the filler plug before removing the drain plug. This way if there is a problem with the filler plug coming out you don't render the truck useless.
    Members come and members go, But the board keeps track of them.
    Check out the Fear Monger by
    clicking HERE.

    The MightyRam50 site is sponsored in part by On Site Concrete Inc.

  3. #3



    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    03-26-2011
    Posts
    1,512
    Location

    Vacaville, CA
    Vehicle

    1989 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    Engine

    4G63-T
    Or check to see if there is an orange sticker in the door jamb or rear diff that says you need to add LSD additive to the oil.
    Josh
    09 BMW 335i E92 Twin turbo
    89 Macrocab 4g63 Turbo swapped & Bagged: Build Thread

  4. #4

    Array
    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    02-12-2015
    Posts
    6
    Location

    Joplin, Mo
    Vehicle

    1988 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
    Engine

    G54B
    Thank you camoit for the advice.
    That's a great tip on removing the filler before the drain. Thank you droppedmitsu for the tip on the sticker. I have one on the door jamb and that answers my question. Thanks again.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •