Originally Posted by johnegg
but i would not go out more than 5 - 7 years.
my knowledge runs out around '04.
have you asked this question recently?
i feel like i have answered it 3 time this month.
now, are you SURE you have a blown rear diff.
although they can blow,
they do not blow very often.
and lots of things are misdiagnosed as bad rear diff.
if you have not drained the fluid from your diff ,
and if you did not find metal chunks in your drained fluid,
your rear diff is probably not bad.
wheel bearings is the second most common issue,
drive shafts come in a distant third.
but torque bind is the #1 cause of a misdiagnosed rear diff.
what is wrong with your car????????????????????
Started out of the blue last Sunday, low growl at 40 mph tunring into a loud whine at 60. I can change the sound by feathering the gas between coast, decel, accel. Sounds almost like car has studded snow tires on.
Its at a shop, the guy works on lots of imports, and I trust him.
I will have to ask him if he checked fluid, I know he drove it.
I asked over on another board but wasnt sure I was reading a response correctly. Sorry if this a double post, I am going in for surgery Monday and I dont want to waste time/money having him fix the wrong thing while I am out of commission.