1996 Dodge Intrepid Repair Question
Asked on January 18, 2012
Question regarding transmission operation
While doing some steering and brake work on my 1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L we noticed that with the front end up on stands that when the car was running and in gear (drive/reverse) that only the passenger side wheel would turn, only at high RPM would the drivers side wheel try and turn a little. Is this typical of a front wheel drive transmission? I'm unsure if this is normal or if there could be something broken inside the differential. There are no other symptoms it shifts and drives fine.
Replied on January 18, 2012
It had better work that way. Rear axles are the same unless they have some type of locking or anti-spin system. If you carefully block the right wheel, you'll see the left one turn. It all depends on which side poses the greatest resistance to turning.
Answered by caradiodoc
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