Ok so about 2 weeks ago I notice a slight hum coming from the rear end. I take it to my cousin (certified Dodge mechanic) and he gives me the "look."
He says that noise usually leads to big $. He referred me to the resident rear end expert at the shop. We go for test drive and he tells me that I am definitely going to need work.
Well, turns out that although they were both right the master rebuild kit (don't need ring and pinion gears mine are good) is only $168.00. That's for all seals and bearings including the axel bearings. Resident expert is going to do work for $150.00!!
End of the day:
Parts - $168.00
Labor - $150.00
Not having to rebuild the entire rearend or purchase a new one - PRICELESS!!