how to find out if the rear end cover has been taken off.


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Dec 11, 2003
does ford use a certain color RTV sealant or gasket on the rear end. i wanna know without taking the cover off if anybody has been in there. i don't wanna buy gears if it already has some. the tag said 3.08 but i am not sure if they have been replaced
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Jack the back of the car up - rotate the tire exactly once and count the number of times the driveshaft turns. If it turns a bit more than 3, that'll tell you you've got 3.08's. 2 3/4 times means 2.73's. The color of the sealant used, or whether the cover has been off won't necessarily tell you a thing. They might've just changed the fluid, or rebuilt the limited slip.