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    Posted: 13 Jun 2018 at 8:29am
Would anyone be able to tell me what the final ratio is on a rear diff for a 2008 Sorento - diesel Automatic XS spec?
Struggling to get a second hand replacement without knowing this information. Many thanks.
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They do vary as a previously found out by a member a couple of years ago when installed second hand then found ratio did not work against the front diff. Even buying S/H you cannot guarantee it will be right.  What is wrong with present diff? possibly be cheaper rebuilding it, you then know it is right.
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Original problem was noise from the diff between 30-70mpg. After oil change and inspection discovered metal fragments on the drain plug. Only a matter of time before it went completely. 
Cost for refurb was very high hence the 2nd hand replacement which turned out to be the wrong ratio.
Because I cannot find any clear specs for the part I have had to accept defeat and order new from Kia. Its only taken 2 weeks of constant calls and trips to the garage to get to this point. Lesson learnt!
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