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Dana 30 Differential Internals

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11. Popping the diff cover revealed a bunch of chunked metal in the oil. Miraculously the 4.88 gears looked okay. We marked the carrier caps to keep them in the same orientation (just in case the housing wasn’t junk) and pulled the carrier bearing caps. The diff literally almost fell out. That’s another bad sign. Normally carrier removal requires a couple long prybars or a case spreader.