Thread: Driveshaft crud
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:46 PM
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I have had that on almost every vehicle that i ever owned, no matter what brand

you did the correct thing, clean it up & check it periodically, if your vehicle has grease fittings, someone didn't wipe the excess grease off, if don't have the grease fittings, you may have sealed units that are beginning to lose the seal, if thats the culprit, then i would consider getting serviceable u-joints, from NAPA or a driveline shop, do NOT get the cheapies from Pep Boys, Kragen, Carquest, Oriellys, etc. they all have to much play or slop built into them. better brands are at least .020 closer tolerance

On the other hand, if the dirty build up is on the outside of the differentials pumpkin, it may be a loosening bolt or a differential seal starting to go bad, but, if the differential has not been taken apart, its not so likely to be that seal
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