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Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, bolt missing out of rear diff. in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Like the title its missing the far right bolt in the diff and isnt dripping any fluid but the diff ...
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    bolt missing out of rear diff.

    Like the title its missing the far right bolt in the diff and isnt dripping any fluid but the diff is really dirty from small amounts seaping out and catching road dirt. Is it still drivable? and what kind of mechanic should I take it to ?

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    Wink Re: bolt missing out of rear diff.

    This is what I would do, clean around the cover good, pull the cover off, find out what the thread size it is, tap it out, put the cover back on with a new gasket and refill. That is if the bolt isn't broken off inside then you need to get the bolt out.

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    No can see right through so bolt is gone lol.

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    Re: bolt missing out of rear diff.

    If it's the hole in the lower right (#3), it's supposed to be empty.


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    Oooohhh no way wow u are the man elvin. Takes a lil load of my shoulders thinking its missing one and still booting around town in it phew. But I will clean it up still just to see if its got a small leak cause its really dirty only on that side. But thanks man for taking the time uploading a pic n everything. Much appreciated ☆☆☆☆☆

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    Talking Re: bolt missing out of rear diff.

    Thankselvin315, I learned something too.

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    Re: bolt missing out of rear diff.

    Now, if only someone would explain WHY that hole is there!

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    Question Re: bolt missing out of rear diff.

    A wild guess might be an alignment point for initial assembly??

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