Question about 1989 Chevrolet C/K 3500

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01 chevy 3500, 11.5, 3.73 I was acceleration from a stop sign. there was a pop at about 10- 15 mph that came from the rearend. The drive shaft spins, wheels do NOT. 4 wheel low, and hi ill turn the front end. Abs, and parking break light are lit. just replaced the pinion seal 100 miles ago.

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Sounds like you snapped an axel.

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