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I have a 1985 Dodge Charger sports compact race car that my grandson races on a 1/4 mile dirt track.
Last week there was an on track altercation when coming out of turn 2 the inside car lost control and the rear of the car caught my grandson left front tire and damaged the ring and pinion and broke the driverside CV axle.
After replacing the ring and pinion and CV axle i drove the car 40' and the new axle started slamming and popping and the new axle broke.
Could the A525 manual transmission be severely damaged or is it possible that the gears were welded to make it a front wheel posi traction and the gears broke.
It appears the previous owner had opened that area previously.
And input would be helpful.
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Just AFYI.

Around 1985 2.2 cranks went from 6 bolt to 8 bolt flywheels.

At the same time torque converters went from 3 to 4 bolts.

Also, the trans pump snouts were different so there can be mismatches.

This era can be confusing as these were running changes during the year.

They also upgraded to 11 mm head bolts from 10mm.

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Randy
 

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I just discovered when i tighten down the CV axle nut than i cannot rotate the rotor.
It completely locks up the front tires.
When i loosen the bolt it rotates fine but i also noticed that the rotor is bent and jamming between the brake pads.
Im searching for a new spindle and rotor in hopes this fixes the problem.
 
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