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Right rear axle came out of differental while travel'n 70mph

Axle is very bent and tube end that holds break shoes is now in a half moon shape. might have damaged the bottom of the shock and I know the break line hose is ruptured (had to put out the brake fluid after it caught fire)- how

I tell what damage might be in the differental itself? (haven't pull cover plate off, yet, don't really know what to look for, especially the "c clip" I keep hear'n about

when assess'n the total damage; what should I be look'n for?


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  • Thomas Hylant Van Valkenburg Jr

    Ahoy, xcanox!

    Thanks for the tip. I think I'll buy used rear end assembly and have one of my truck'n company's mechanics install it if I can get one of them to do some "moonlighting". I can go drive around North America and haul boats and give them 6-8 wks to get the job worked into "their spare time". I messed up the right end pretty badly.

    Thanks for the advice




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From what it sounds like I would think about just getting a new rear end for it. It almost sounds like too much trouble to try and troubleshoot everything.

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