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Equal-Lock Positraction And Limited Slip Differential (760) 741-7861
This was the first design limited slip used by Ford in both the 8 " and 9" rearends. Except for new clutches, there are only used parts available now. This design is not aggressive and does not lock-up harder when more power is applied as most every other limited slip design does. Ford built two different Equal- lock designs. One uses four plain steel plates, three fiber lined plates, and one Belleville spring for preload. The other uses only three plain steel plates, two fiber-lined plates, and two Belleville spring plates. The design that uses two spring plates can only be converted to the single spring design with more clutches if the appropriate clutch hub is used to accommodate the higher number of clutch plates. Can be identified by five tab clutches (Ford Traction-Lock for the 8" and 9" use four tab clutches). (factory)
Brake pads and brake rotors are wear items and should be inspected regularly and replaced when approximately 1/8" of friction material is left on the brake pad backing plate. Brake rotors should be replaced when at or near the discard thickness engraved on the brake rotor.
A complete clutch repair is diagnosing the cause of the problem and replacing all worn or damaged clutch components. Clutch component parts do wear and some self adjust to compensate for normal wear in clutch disc friction material.
Neglect and overheating causes 90% of all transmission & transaxle failures per industry feedback and most of them are due to worn out transmission fluid. Regular transmission service can help avoid major transmission repairs
High operating temperatures reduce the gear lube's ability to lubricate, which can lead to axle and bearing failure leading to major differential rpairs. Differential service includes draining &fillin with new gear lube. to avoid expensive repairs. Most manufacturers recommend differential service every 30.000 miles.
San Diego Clutch Repair and Service. The clutch repair specials include all four pieces of the clutch, resurfacing of the flywheel and labor. Service the clutch on a regular basis to avoid clutch repairs.
Maintenance Repair & Service. 30K-60K-90K-120K Maintenance repair & service are typical and are not specific to any vehicle. Always refer to the vehicle owners manual.