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WARNING: This website contains ingenuity, do not try this at home.

WARNING: This website contains ingenuity, do not try this at home.

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Tearing Into the Original Stock MPV Differential

Finally finding some time to get dirty, I rolled my old MPV differential out from the backyard and tore it down to see what was making all the noises and vibrations.

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After some time with the impact gun, I had it all apart.

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Axle bearings.

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Closeup of bearing.

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30 spline axles, not bad Mazda

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Taking some measurements for future projects, wondering if any other 3rd members will work.

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The colors of the diff fluid mixed with metal particles, less than 500 miles on this fluid as I replaced it hoping to remedy my diff problems, but….

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…rotating the ring around, I found this…

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These were the chunks which were resting in the bottom of the pumpkin.

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Ring gear bolted to an ABS plate.

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After it was disassembled (to salvage all the metric hardware) I cleaned up the ring and pinion and got this close-up of the left-over pieces and where they came from.