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ok so i was having some fun last weekend in my car in an empty lot. doing some donuts and just drifting around alittle bit to really get a feel fo how the car reacts as im getting new wheels and tires so i wanted to after i got a diff heat warning going off im pretty sure thats what it was. well yesterday about 6 days after the parking lot thing i took a friend for a ride just got on boost alittle and drifted a corner no launch or anything when i came back i noticed that at low speeds it would get jerky and almost come to a stop and when at full lock below 5mphs it will stop me so i changed the fluids it was already motul and i changed it back to that again and it helped alittle but its still there im lost now.
 

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You probably damaged something in the diff.........The mechanics of the AWD system in these cars do not like to do donuts and drifting while doing donuts. I believe it warns of this in the owners manual.

I've heard of more than a few cases and seen a couple where significant damage was caused by donuts/heavy drifting. Sometimes it takes the front wheel drive out completely.
 

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But its only when turning otherwise you wouldn't even notice it at all.
Unfortunately you'll only really feel the diff at work on turning and at low speeds as the momentum of higher speed driving will often let the diff overcome the binding. The diff does the majority of it's work when turning and the fact that your feeling issues would suggest that something has happened as a result of your escapade, 4wd cars with complex 4wd systems are not the best tool for drifting and what our doing when attempting it is over working the diff, case in point is that many drifters actually full weld up the rear diffs In their RWD cars as the diff is actively trying to stop your sideways action. Luckily the aftermarket should have a cheap solution for you!
 

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so your thinking its the shaft going into the front diff??? yea i had the car in the air yesterday wasnt even looking at the front diff damn. can you pull the rear diff cover off without dropping the transmission? and it seems that the front wheels still work i have no warning lights and when like turning in a tight slow radius the inner wheel really skips now. how hard is it to pull that front piece ill get it back up in the air.
 
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