I have a 94 Ram 1500 Laramie SLT Long Bed 2WD with a 5.2 L Magnum V-8 and an automatic transmission. The truck has been sitting for 2 1/2 to 3 years with a blown transmission which I have replaced but not driven yet (waiting on a few "extras" from Summit Racing. I took my rear diff cover off last night and the first thing I noticed was the fluid was very silvery in color. I then noticed that the ring gear teeth were a little worn. I know that I'm gonna have to clean it and replace the fluid with Lucas diff. oil and drive the truck. I don't have the time or money to repair it right now, been out of work as a certified auto-technician for 6 years taking care of my 2 children who are finally in school and are getting used to the idea of "letting Daddy" go back to work.
How long do ya'll think I have, the wear is noticeable. I know if I can't find a job quickly then I will have to fix it because I will open up my own mobile auto repair buisness and will be pulling a trailer. Do ya'll think that I should go ahead and fix the problem while I am still finishing up the truck??? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, AROD