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well I drove it in to a shop to be diagnosed and sure enough, they tell me the entire rear end is shot. He wanted a thousand bucks out the door to throw a new one in, and i cant afford that. if i found a used one from a junkyard how tough of a job would swapping it in be? I've read the exploer how to already but thats all ive seen
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well I drove it in to a shop to be diagnosed and sure enough, they tell me the entire rear end is shot. He wanted a thousand bucks out the door to throw a new one in, and i cant afford that. if i found a used one from a junkyard how tough of a job would swapping it in be? I've read the exploer how to already but thats all ive seen
The housing is shot? Doubt it, you could rebuild for 300-400 TOPS, probably even cheaper. Get a JY housing and install, or upgrade to an Ex and still be a few hundred below that 1k.
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im not exactly sure what it was, he just said its all bad and would be cheaper for a new one? I dont know much at all about diffs and all the parts in the rear but i think i need to take it in for a different opinion
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...and to think two weeks ago it was a $15 job. get a junkyard axle and put it in.

i can do a how to on this if you need me to, your axle might be shot by then but ill be doing one soon. have you even checked the fluid in it?
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well it made some noise before i even noticed the leak, and i wasnt driving it for about 2 or 3 weeks while i id the bodywork and paint, and since then its just sat. when I did drive it i checked it every day and added gear oil to it. it would cover the noise for a few miles then it came back.
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I guess for now ill change the fluid and seal and hope that gets me by until i can afford a new axle and find out how to do it myself
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BUMP

So i replaced the entire rear end, going to do a write up later tonight probably.
BUT THE NOISE IS STILL THERE. its not in the rear end, and im 90% sure its not the transmission (i paid a mechanic shop to do a clutch 2k miles ago) what else in the driveline could be making noise!?
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transfer case, u-joints, wheel bearings, cv axles, another bad rear axle
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