Awesome! Thank you.
I don't believe the vent tube is clogged but that is definitely a thing to check. Honestly I believe it started to leak because of the brittle rubber... these seals have to be from the factory and also the bearings from 01', which I really believe just time/weather has taken it's tool on the rubber. The rubber was very hard and not pliable at all when removing these. The outer parts were so rusted to the shaft it took a lot of kroil and finesse to get them out with out scratching the inside of the shaft.
I believe you are right now looking at the bearings that the more rounded side should go in, makes sense that it would be easier to drive it in, so that is what I'll be doing. Excellent point about using lube on the rollers before installing. This can be new diff fluid right? I saw a video on YouTube and the person looked to have used actual grease, on the rollers and I thought that might not have been a good thing mixing in with diff fluid? I had planned on coating everything in new Amsoil synthetic diff fluid before filling it with the same fluid.
Appreciate the info! I can only imagine what the inspection place would have quoted me to do this...lol He asked if I wanted a quote and I told him nope. He quoted some poor dude 90 bucks to change a serpentine belt PLUS the cost of the belt which they were charging another 90 for...eeek!
EDIT: While checking the vent tube it wasn't clogged but there was definitely some **** in there on the metal nipple. I took it off and shot some air through it to clean it out. It had what appeared to be a small plug in it, though I could blow air and it would slowly come out, now it's much better.
Last edited by NewShockerGuy; 05-07-2016 at 10:16 AM.