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Which Side Is The Rear Drive Wheel on a 1991 240? Rear Left or Rear Right? 200 1991

Above the equator, the right rear tire will spin 1st and below the equator, the left rear will spin 1st and the diff will explode if you're on the equator!!! :-) :-)

Given equal traction and equal tire size and condition, the right rear will have a little more rotational torque and most often will spin 1st with an open differential.

And this is due to the directional rotation of the engine. This effect is why a lot of boats with 2 engines will have 1 engine that is a standard rotation engine and the 2nd engine will be a reverse rotation engine.

AFAIK, the only manufacturer to use a reverse rotation engine in a car is Honda and none of those cars are rear wheel drive. Did you ever notice that most 4 cylinder front wheel drive Hondas have the engine on the left while all other front wheel drive car have their engines on the right. This does not include the few odd ball front wheel drive cars with longitudinal mounted engines like Cadillacs and Saabs.


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Eric
Hi Performance Automotive Service (formerly OVO or Old Volvos Only)
Torrance, CA 90502






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