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Old 06-26-2013, 10:44 AM
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Gold Flakes in Rear End Gear Oil

Any ideas? after finding this I am 80% sure this is where my vibration is coming from... going to pull the cover tonight and inspect it.
2000 2wd Ford Excursion 7.3
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:24 AM
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so if its a bad deal what year rear with leafs should i stick under the X ~?
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i had a little gold flakes when i changed mine but everthing looked good.
changed the gear oil and checked again about 5k miles and no flakes.

what symptoms are you experiencing?
if its a slip on take off id say put some grease on the slipjoint. its a 5-10 min job.


ct performance can help you with the springs. contact them.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:21 PM
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Vibrating down the road going 65 plus the faster you go the worse it gets


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id say u-joints are shot.

but it could be coming from the rear end too.
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I'd say u-joints as well or possibly the drive shaft is out of balance. I'd do ujoints first though.
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Btw did you find the leprechauns pot of gold when you opened to inspect? Lol

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Yelp sure did changed the gear oil out tonight will report back in the morning... I checked the ujoints and they look new along with the driveshaft it all says spicer on everything even the yoke... Unless that is stock? I ran the car up on a jack under the pumpkin and ran it up to 50plus mph and hear a groan noise coming from the rear... Driveshaft does not look out of balance and all the weights where still on it when I ran it up from 50-75mph I have video but don't know how to post it


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ok changed out the fluid and looked at the cover and it had a coating of thick gear oil sludge kinda made me think it had not been changed out in a long time.....cleaned it up and put near gear oil in but went with 85-140 cuz they didnt have 75 so we will see how the drive goes today!
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hopefully some fresh oil will get you along for a little bit.
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