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88 dodge ram le 150 318 carburated

My rearend wont stop leaking i just changed the gasket its a 10 bolt rearend somebody said something about a seal which would involve a press i dont think its a stock motor i bought it as is with a chromed out motor a 2 barrel holley it also has a lumpy idle wants 2 stall sometimes somebody said possibly an aftermarket cam do u have any suggestions on either? i love this truck wanna keep it awhile bought it with 78,000 mi a year ago

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  • jeremygoins Oct 09, 2008

    the rearend is my main concern

  • jeremygoins Oct 09, 2008

    i didnt even know there was a vent there? on top i take it thank u

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Is the vent plugged on the top of the diff?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    One thing at a time please



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Yes the rear seal on the rearend would cause a leak and would have to be pressed in.

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