Question for Gear Heads (Mechanics)

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by FOUR4D4, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    Question here, would you consider the rear differential part of the drive train??

    Apparently the dealership says no.



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  2. FordTruck

    FordTruck Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I would consider either front or rear differential as part of the drive train. What sort of "explanation" is the dealership giving you?
     

  3. lingr

    lingr Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I would think that was part of the drivetrain. Drivetrain is a list of components that work with the motor to make the wheels turn. Includes the transmission, drive shaft, differential, axles, wheels.
     
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  4. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Yep,what lingr said,everything from the engine to the wheels.
     
  5. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    I bought a car with a warranty of course he didn't want to pay for a differential gasket or seal.I argued with him and told him that it most certainly it is.
    He said that it wasn't leaking. It surprised me that he did cover a new serpentine belt


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  6. Truckman

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    From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drivetrain

    Components[edit]
    The precise components of the drivetrain vary, according to the type of vehicle.

    Some typical examples:

    Manual transmission car[edit]

    Rear axle with hypoid bevel gear final drive
    Clutch
    Gearbox
    Overdrive Only rarely fitted
    Propeller shaft
    Rear axle
    Final drive
    Differential

    Automatic transmission car[edit]
    Torque converter
    Transmission
    Propeller shaft
    Rear axle
    Final drive
    Differential