Blown Rear Differentials & rear axle replacement

Asked by Apr 28, 2016 at 09:34 PM about the 1983 Ford F-150 XL Standard Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1983 F150 XL v8 5.0 (auto) 4x4

I was driving and my rear diff blew to huge
holes in it, leaked all the fluid and left me
stuck. I used 4x4 to make it home and front
diff gave out. Towed it, rear passenger tire
along with bar that goes into axel still
attached fell off and left me sliding and
grinding. Will I be able to go get a new rear
axel and be good to drive in 2hi normally
again and fix front diff soon after? Would I
still be able to drive daily in 2hi? Or what do
you think needs to be repaired?

                                                    -Thank You

2 Answers

263,765

Since you mentioned a hole in the rear, you might need a new differential assembly, hard to diagnose from where I sit. Best to go to the junkyard and get one, also get a new front one from the same truck, gear ratio's need to match. a '83 F-!50? Lot of rust and miles? Might time for another truck.

263,765

So pick up the whole rear and front axles from another truck is what I am suggesting.

Your Answer

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    9,420
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,640
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,270
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
599 Great Deals out of 38,611 listings starting at $1,895
Used Ford F-250
452 listings starting at $4,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 115,444 listings starting at $20,645
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
166 Great Deals out of 28,927 listings starting at $18,500
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
212 Great Deals out of 7,776 listings starting at $16,294
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
477 Great Deals out of 11,400 listings starting at $11,990
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
731 Great Deals out of 15,278 listings starting at $9,655

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.