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Question driveshaft explosion

my passenger side cv on the hub end has failed...
yeh nothing unusual, i know. i just noticed however that while the broken shaft will still spin inside the hub the other side of the transmission seems to not be driving the other wheel at all. shouldnt i have one driving wheel still or is this only on lsd cars?
could something be wrong with the diff on the driver's side?
could one side of the transmission driven my car for some time...?
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Simply means you have a regular "open" differential. When there is no resistance on one side (i.e., one wheel has no traction or one drive axle is not connected) the other side gets no power at all.

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thanks dave this is what i thought...
so if i had lsd i could've technically driven it home hah?
or not?

i could just replace that one cv and bearings on that side but that would be the cheap and bad way since i have not ever serviced my axle. i suppose it's wisest to replace the whole axle, rear bearings and upgrade to ss hxs since those will have to come off (which leads to my next book, i mean question).
are pelicans ss hxs the ones with ss flanges and boxes or just ss boxes?

what i dont get at hersey in 21 days i'll be gettin' at pelican's.
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If you had a clutch-type LSD you could have driven home, possibly. If the clutches in the LSD didn't wear out on the drive... A Torsen-type or Quaife diff would have still left you stranded; those will spin a wheel that has zero traction.

You also run the risk that the half-axle will flail around and trash something in the area, like a starter. That happened to one acquaintance of mine; he was not happy...

I believe that the SS exchangers we sell are SS all the way through.

You may be able to remove the half-axles without removing the exchangers, though it will certainly be easier to do with the exchangers removed.

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