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I put car on jack stands and was testing out the brake system.
However only three wheels spin at idle. the rear passenger is the one that doesnt move. It tries to move but acts like it doesnt have enough power to rotate.

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I would think that's normal since it's an open diff. Power is sent to one rear wheel, which then transfers power to the other rear if there is slippage. Someone correct me if I'm wrong...
 

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I would think that's normal since it's an open diff. Power is sent to one rear wheel, which then transfers power to the other rear if there is slippage. Someone correct me if I'm wrong...
It would only send power to another wheel if it had a limited slip diff. Don't we have limited slips in the front but not the rear? That would explain why the fronts spin and only one rear does.
 

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It would only send power to another wheel if it had a limited slip diff. Don't we have limited slips in the front but not the rear? That would explain why the fronts spin and only one rear does.
No LSD in the front, but the rear depends on year/model. I think the vehicle in question is a 98, which did not have LSD.
 
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