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Old 05-11-2014, 02:28 AM
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Dana 60 rear diff. ridiculousness

Hi. I'm back again with a "mechanic worked on my shtuff and didn't do it right" story. Bleh. I had my d60 rear rebuilt last summer with all new bearings and seals. Fast forward to now. My axle vent was plugged, causing the outer axle seals to leak. I cleaned it out and drained the gear oil so I could replace the outer seals. This is what I found when I took the diff cover off. Potentially damaging right? Glad to finally catch something before it breaks. From now on I will do my own wrenching. Tired of other peoples mistakes.
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:36 AM
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I hear you there, I prefer to do most of my own wrenching. That way if I screw something up I have nobody to blame but myself!

Glad you found that before it ruined your rear diff.
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Ya know, i dont know much of anything, when it comes to my truck. But, everytime I trust someone to do something, or furnish me something, it seems i go back and find that i got screwed.
Its disheartening
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Plus you will learn by seeing components,one piece at a time.Thats why I put Co425 quote at the bottom of my signature,It reminds me,keep wrenching
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Sounds like a crappy shop. Time to cut your losses and find another. That's why for 99% of my stuff I just do it myself then i know it's right.
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I had the problem of getting F***ed every time I took my truck in years ago when I first started driving. So I started doing it myself. It lead to a 25 year long career as a diesel mechanic. I never went to trade school for it, I just got lucky back in the day when a guy who wanted to learn was given a chance. I finally got out of the industry when everything went electronic. I hate that it all has gone that way. I now am an owner operator running my own semi truck and still do the majority of my own work since it is an older truck that I understand LOL. My wife gives me crap all the time. She says "You wanted to stop mechanicing for a living so you buy a damn truck. Whats up with that?" LOL
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It is disheartening to have my fixed stuff break! I enjoy working on my trucks, but I took my tranny, my rear diff, and a 460 to be rebuilt to mechanics because I wanted things done right! I'm slowly accumulating tools and knowledge. I just purchased a 3ton floor jack with transmission attachment so I could fix my rear diff and rebuild my transfer case. I'm looking for a place with a shop, or room for one. My current place isn't big enough and a one small car garage won't hold my parts hoard. All of my trucks are too tall, or too long to fit inside. Wish me luck!
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T/C

NorthWest Fabricators has a nice rebuild kit for T/C
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Sounds like a crappy shop. Time to cut your losses and find another. That's why for 99% of my stuff I just do it myself then i know it's right.
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I bought the Jeffs Bronco Graveyard kit for my transfer case.
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