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Diff just took a crap on me

I was wondering if the diff is actually totally trashed how long should it take for a replacement? I just made a u turn when all of a sudden there was a loud grinding sound from the back the car shook violently and coasted to a stop. When I tried to get moving again the car wouldn't move and there was a huge puddle under the diff. I could tell that the fluid was from the diff and when the car was dropped off the flat bed at the dealer you could see all kinds of metal particles in the fluid that was on the truck.
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Holy crap man, I'm sorry. I'm pretty sure it's trashed. If I remember correctly, it takes some time to get a new rear diff. I think they order it straight form Dana. I heard Dana was going through some finical problems, but hope for the best, bro.
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I'll tell you it is an interesting feeling when the diff decides it doesn't want to be in the car anymore.
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That sucks. Be happy it happened like that and not the way my 71 Olds blew on me. Happened at about 55, while cruising. Lost a tooth off the ring gear and it locked up solid. Nothing like spinning down the road in a big heavy car with zero warning.
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I'll tell you it is an interesting feeling when the diff decides it doesn't want to be in the car anymore.
Ha, I bet.
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At first I thought that the drive shaft broke and was dragging under the car. The damn bang was loud enough that the guy on the phone I was talking to even heard it. Luckily he lived only a block away and was there to help out in only a couple of minutes.
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So it just broke while making an innocent U-turn ?
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That is actually what happened. I wouldn't have been as pissed off if I was doing something stupid like doing doughnuts or attempting to smoke the tires.
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Had a valve drop a few years ago -- sounded like I hit a metal trash can and it was dragging under the car.

I haven't been hearing of any huge delays in getting rear differentials from GM Parts. It was pretty bad this time last year -- when all the gear whining was going on.

Interested to hear what your dealer says...
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That is actually what happened. I wouldn't have been as pissed off if I was doing something stupid like doing doughnuts or attempting to smoke the tires.
Wow, yeah- I'd be pretty pissed too then . Makes no sense though- they usually don't just fall apart without some sort of warning- noise, vibration, etc.
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