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I'm looking at a 96 ram 1500 and I have a question. The rear (9 1/4) is locked. This might be good if it's a locker! It came from the factory with a limited slip, anybody ever had a L/S lock up and act like a locker due to wear? A guy at a used lot has it and doesn't know the history, I jacked it up and checked and it is definetly locked and I really want that to be on purpose. Just wondering if anyone else might have a better idea without popping the cover off. Thanks!
 

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Well I highly doubt that the limited slip would lock tight unless it go so hot the clutches fused together. The only way I can see this happening is if all of the fluid was out of the diff for an extended period of time. If the fluid was out that long I would think it would have fried the bearings also.

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Oh yeah... someone might have welded something in the diff to lock it also....
 

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What does it do when you drive it..? Does it actually drag or spin one wheel around a tight corner ?

If it is truly locked one wheel has got to slide because of the different distances travelled in arcing around a corner.
 
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