Originally Posted by hddave2
i took the cover off and i didnt see anything broke but i did see some rust on the ring gear..not to bad but there where some rust in spots...does that hurt any thing...i did see the numbers stamped on the ring gear but im going to drain it and clean it up so i can see whats on it.. im concerned now about when i turn the axels the pinion doesnt turn..if i turn the axels real fast the pinion will turn some but not alot
If it is an open that's not an issue...the spider gears in the carrier are turning, but not the turning the pinion. It is a problem if you can spin both sides at the same time and the pinion does not turn. You are witnessing the shortcomings of an open diff offroad, one wheel can spin independant of the other.
Take that rust off and clean the inside real good, but surface rust will not harm the R&P.