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Old 18 May 2008, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rear diff light

I have an 05 sti can anyone give me some advise as to, why the rear diff temperature light started to flash when I started to drive away! It was n't constant but then it stayed on when ever I accelerated so I parked the car up on my drive, drove it 1 hour later the light started slowy flashing again but then just stopped. It could n't have been the diff was over heating as the car had been standing for nearly 2 days?
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Old 19 May 2008, 07:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you checked the oil level, lack of oil will cause it to overheat, amongst other very expensive things
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Old 20 May 2008, 05:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No I haven't checked the oil as the car has just been serviced, however my drive is rather steep so I thought it may just be the oil is pooling in the back of the diff so when I first drive off the sensor is picking up a fault, but after a little while when the oil is spread around more it goes off. The light came on briefly for a slit second yesterday when I first drove off then never came back on so I reversed my car on the drive, and went out in it today and it was fine??????
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Old 31 Oct 2008, 11:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Rear diff light

Hello mate, I've recently had this happening on my 04 sti, as you would I panicked & immidiately started thinking mega bucks, but it turned out to be a faulty temp sensor situated on the rear diff, it was all coroded up.
Thinking back I should have realised it wasn't a temperature related issue as it only came on from cold & after a few minutes started to flicker before then going off.
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