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Went to Milan today....clear, cool 55 degree day....hoping to break my 12.84......first run.....good tire warm-up......launched good no wheel spin....and no hop of [email protected] around 5000 RPM----in first gear......SNAP!!!!!! I knew "IT" had happened....diff failed!!!!!!!!!!!!!Had to be towed off the track, with a little ATV.......called my dealership.....he said, no problem....it is under warranty......car left the track on a flat bed truck.....I was actually "down" after this......but better now, after a couple of "adult" beverages....(I'm gonna' insist on the new '06 diff---even if I have to wait for it....)I love my car.......but........this shouldn't be happening........poor design on someone's part.....IMHO.
 

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Sorry to hear that. The dealership picked up my car today. I should know tomorrow what went. I have this nagging feeling that I blew a half shaft and they are just going to throw a new one in and send me on my way.

Since you had to be towed off the track is sounds like your rear end is definately gone. Hope you get the new diff. My service manager told me he would order the new one if it is the diff that went.

Did you have the dealership tow your car from the track? Did they give you and grief for that?
 

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Flyboy,
Sorry to hear that, but hopfully you get the 06 diff in its place...

Dan,
I think she is a halfshaft to on yours, if it is and I don't break before the year is out we will just have to both pop them in the spring so we can get the 06 diffs..

Bill
 

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Good luck getting it. Hopefully they don't lie to you and tell you they are giving you the new one then don't. Sorry to hear about your car, mines been in the shop for the past week getting the rear end replaced.
 

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Frank....thanks for the comments.....G/F is 26:devil: , so I guess that keeps me young.....Dooman, yes 12.84 is correct. The video is in the Cadillac FAQ section for your viewing pleasure. Just left the dealership......Diff is definitely "toast" and right-hand axle shaft busted.....didn't crack the diff case though. BTW....I WILL be getting the NEW diff P/N:bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy:
 

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My rear diff exploded last Thursday. Dealer said he won't cover it under warranty. What dealer did you take it to? 31,000 miles on it and no mods. Unbelievable..... Driving home from work.
 

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Okay......here's an update.....Not Good News.....The "AVM" said they won't cover the parts due to my mods......I WILL GET the new '06 diff, but I have to pay for it.....I'll make a few calls tomorrow, but they are holding the "all the cards" I guess. I will post again when I know more.....I'm not happy with this, only because Cadillac/Getrag is SO aware of the weak diffs.......more to come.
 

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Keep us posted,we can swamp them with e-mails.They should do at least half.
 

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Flyboy, you tell them "WAZZUP!":want:

On the other hand, this is an uncomfortable feeling to be hearing dealers saying they won't cover the diff.:( I'd better start saving my pennies for a custom DANA rearend with some tractor trailer looking half shafts.
 

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Here's the latest......dealer wanted to warranty the entire job. The Area Vehicle Manager (AVM) said no. He already has said no to four other failed diffs. Mods or no mods he won't warranty a broken diff...says it's "driver abuse." Kinda sucks doesn't it???:vomit:
 

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That's total BS. There must be someone you can call. Mod's or not, your rear end should be replaced under warranty.

I suppose it woundn't be so bad if we knew that the new rear was going to survive. But what are you going to do when you pay for a new rear end and it blows after a few hard launches. This really gets me mad. Do Corvette owners get this treatment?

I checked in on my car today and they placed the order for a new rear end. The told me they ordered the new part number but won't know for sure that I will be getting the new one until Monday when it comes in. So far, I have not heard any hints of them not covering it. At the same time they are going to check my clutch for the TSB. Hopefully I will get a new one too.
 

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Flyboy said:
Frank....thanks for the comments.....G/F is 26:devil:
By the way, I gave you cool points for being 60 and having a G/F who is 26.:bouncy: :worship: :bouncy: :worship: :bouncy:
 
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