Okay, so firstly, I seriously have no intention of breaking any rules, but I am an LS400 owner with a differential problem. The reason I am over here in the SC forum is because I have some reason to believe that you guys have more experience swapping diffs and stuff like that and seeing as our differentials are VERY similar in many respects, I figured this would be a good question to post here. So I am hoping that this post does not get moved or deleted simply because it is not an SC specific question.
So with that out of the way, here is my issue. I originally thought that my vehicle had a bad wheel bearing. You can read all about that here
on the LS forum.
I spent the day removing my differential due to the fact that my axles were basically fused to the diff and due to the fact that I bought all new differential bushings and wanted to paint my diff and remove all the rust. Well when I pulled it out, I heard the nose in the videos below:
Remember, I have NO experience with differentials, so I literally have no clue if this is normal gear clatter. My guess is something is shot due to the fact that this is the SAME noise I was experiencing to begin with. ( the noise that originally made me think the wheel bearings were bad)
Video with fluid still in the Diff:
SO my question is: Is this noise normal? If not, how hard is this to fix? How tough is it to rebuild a wholes differential and are there any special tools I will need along the way. Also, where can I source these bearings from other than the stealer.?