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I have a 1998 l200....2-5 diesel double cad fwd pickup . It

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I have a 1998 l200....2-5 diesel double cad fwd pickup .
It needs replacement rear axle but how do I no what ratio it is for replacement.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes I do need an answer to my question so I purchase the. Correct replacement rear axle for my old l200.

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Expert:  Jake replied 3 years ago.

The identification it would be on the rear differential. Probably covered in 17 years worth of road grime.

 

Is this a 2wd or 4wd L200?

 

Locking or not?

Expert:  Jake replied 3 years ago.

ideally there should be a tag on the diff to identify the ratio. That is THE BEST way to know unless your the original owner.

Ideally the non locking 2wd models would have a 4.222 ratio.

Most L200 have the locking diff though and were equipped with the 4.875

Hope this helps

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It is a 4wd or 4x4 and dose not have locking diff. It is a 1998 2.5 turbo diesel intercooler double cab. I believe it's a generation two...

Expert:  Jake replied 3 years ago.
Should be 4.875 then, but like I said check the diff.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No sticker or marking on diff anywhere. Can't find any identifying marks etc on diff.that's why I was asking how else to find out.

Expert:  Jake replied 3 years ago.
Well if 4wd it's 4.636 or 4.875 for a 3rd gen like yours.

Non flare models 4.636

Flare models (wide tyres) 4.875

If still uncertain you would need to count your splines (teeth)