Toyota Tech Guru's: Troy's rear diff diagnosis
I want to double check my diagnosis of troy's rear diff as he asked me to look at it.
This was done with the rear wheels on the ground, and no rear drive shaft.
When I rotated the rear pinion flange, it move the normal amount of back lash, and then stopped. Upon further pressure, the pinion flange would move a little more, but in a wierd way, that is almost impossible to explain here.
So, I pulled the pinion flange off, and looked inside. No immediate destruction, but, when I grabbed the pinion, it was able to move side to side pretty good. I could see the bearing moving inside as well. The pinion did not shift down into the diff at all.
Is this a bad pinoin bearing or a bearing that has moved? Or something else?
I obviously understand that internet diagnosis is difficult, but any thoughts would be most helpful, especially thoughts that don't involve removing the rear diff.
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