Should I fix it or replace it?

Eyvind Spangen eyvind.spangen at
Mon Mar 10 16:54:33 EST 2003

On Mon, 10 Mar 2003 09:28:25 -0500, you wrote:

>Hi All,
>I am trying to decide what plan would be best for my 90 100Q with a dieing
>read diff. The drivers side seal has failed and the bearing is howling and
>the diff is dry. I am trying to decide whether I should replace the bearing,
>seal and hope all is well or if I should replace the diff with one from
>force5. My main problem with replacing the bearing and seal is I can feel a
>small amount of slackness in the rear diff and it had to be damaged from
>dunning dry. I know that replacing the diff on my back with my friend will
>be a royal pain but I will have better peace of mind. Which option would you
>take, and for those of you that have done a rear diff how hard is it and
>what tips do you have?

They all have some play, if you mean the slack when you turn the
"input" before the "output" starts moving.. Now, if the axle itself
has got radial play, it's worse..

Eyvind Spangen

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