Hey All I had a friend pull a rear 3rd for me, because I couldn't get to it in time, when I was getting it ready to swap in, I noticed gritt on the ring gear and spider gear case. I'm guessing it had been dropped in the dirt as it was moved from under the donor vehicle. I tried to wipe it off and flush it out with soapy water and then WD40. Obviously it didn't work to my satisfaction. i don't have the funds to rebuild this diff, but I need the gear ratio so I'm wondering, could I pull out the ring and carrier bearings and clean them say in a ultra sonic cleaner and reassemble it with the same shims, Or would everything need to be reset and all?
Also the front diff, the stub axle on the passenger side I noticed has a little play on the X and Y axis how much is too much? I assume the onl probable cause is a bad bearing.
I know I know, I really should rebuild both diffs with new ninja gears and set up kits, but I don't have the money for even the parts right now, let alone the cost of labor or for the tools to do it properly my self. I'm in a bit of a pickle.