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Rear Diff Assemblies Make Turning Your Vehicle Easier

Are you having trouble handling your car or truck when you go around a corner, or maybe you have noticed your vehicle has an unusual vibration? Or it could be that your car or truck is now making irritating whining sounds or the gears sound like they are grinding. Whatever is happening, it sounds like it is time to check the differential on your vehicle and get it replaced before any major damage. eBay has a great range of front and rear diffs available for you to look at.

Differential assemblies and car parts

There are three types of differential assemblies: the front, centre, and rear. The front differential assembly, or transaxle, is used in the front of the vehicle. The rear differential assembly is used in the back of the vehicle. The centre carrier assembly transfers power and torque from the transmission to the front and rear carrier assemblies, also known as transfer cases. The difference between the two is that the former uses a higher ratio and is stronger than the latter.

A standard differential consists of one input and two outputs. The drive shaft drives the wheels, while the outer wheels rotate in tandem with the roadway. Each of the four components of a standard differential has different functions. The case houses the spider gears, which transfer power to the axle shafts. Each part has a specific function. Depending on the type of vehicle, there may be different assemblies, such as the Mitsubishi Triton differential or the D40 rear diff.

An active differential is another type that uses a computer-controlled actuator and sensors to distribute torque to each wheel. An active differential is a system that reacts to traction and resistance in real-time. 

The most common type of differential assembly is an active one. However, there are several different types of carriers, so make sure you check the car parts checklist to ensure you have the correct part.

Start shopping for your replacement front or rear differential housing assembly today on eBay. The quickest way to find what you are looking for is to enter your vehicle information and use all filters available. You are sure to find a rear diff to suit your make and model car at an affordable price. Check delivery timeframes with the seller, then organise your local mechanic or your mates to have it changed.