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Unread 08-14-2009, 11:52 PM   #1
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Metal fragment stuck to d30 fill plug, what should I do? Questions inside.

So, my front diff, D30, has been leaking out the side for several months now as the inner axle seal needs replacing. I go to fill it up and I find a metal shaving/fragment on the magnetic fill plug.

The Jeep is a 2000 WJ with quadra drive.

1. What should I look at?
2. What can I expect in terms of replacing things? Rebuild needed?
3. How does this effect quadra drive down the road as I want to keep it.
4. Should I stop driving the Jeep and get it looked at or repaired asap?

I didn't have the time to pop the diff cover so I'm kind of asking as a preliminary to when I can pop the cover off and take a look at the gears and so forth. I'm not well versed in the innards of the D30/quadra drive either...

I have ordered 4.56 gears for my WJ from Kolak, but the gears have been backordered/out of stock for 5 months now and I have no idea as to when the gears will be restocked.

What do I do? Anything to add?

The picture of the metal.


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Unread 08-15-2009, 07:46 AM   #2
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Looks like a spacer.

does that front axle got a loud whine ?
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Unread 08-15-2009, 11:00 AM   #3
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Looks like a spacer.

does that front axle got a loud whine ?
Yes, I would say it has a loud whine. Like a rough loud whine, if that makes any sense.
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Unread 08-15-2009, 11:45 AM   #4
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Yes, I would say it has a loud whine. Like a rough loud whine, if that makes any sense.
My rear end in my 98 Limited with the 35 had a bad spacer, cause the axle to move back and forth and cause it to wine big time. I could turn my steering a little to the left, in a back and forth motion, and it would be louder turning it to the left than to the right while going down the highway.

Luckily, my father had a xtra rear end from 1 that had bad gears and we was able to use the spacers from it to get it correct.

Good luck, I know they can be a pain. But not to costly to repair if you have any knowledge on axles.
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Unread 08-17-2009, 11:57 AM   #5
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My rear end in my 98 Limited with the 35 had a bad spacer, cause the axle to move back and forth and cause it to wine big time. I could turn my steering a little to the left, in a back and forth motion, and it would be louder turning it to the left than to the right while going down the highway.

Luckily, my father had a xtra rear end from 1 that had bad gears and we was able to use the spacers from it to get it correct.

Good luck, I know they can be a pain. But not to costly to repair if you have any knowledge on axles.
Thanks for the input. I don't know much about gears, so this will have to be taken to a shop to handle.

Any others have any input?
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