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typing this on my cell in car looks like i popped the gear on the 4eat i was hearing and feeling this odd sound in the gear shifter and so i got off the highway and about 2 miles from the light i made a slow take off and i heard a crunch
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ok the front diff exploded diff oil is all on the drive shafts and the car no longer holds its self in park
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ok what seems that happen was that i ran low on front diff fluid which is why i heard that whineing sound in town and 3 stop lights later it just broke and oil spilled all over. any idea on repair cost?
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sounds expensive! can you post pictures?

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i did take pictures but not home right now still waiting to be picked up lol
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looking over the car again the right driveshaft popped right out on the enging side.. why would that happen? the sound got louder after i made that final right turn with the shaft coming out oil went all over the place. took some more pictures
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wow something tore the metal off from the side on the left front driveshaft
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the at oil light is flashing 8 times at 1.2 sec followed by a 4 times a sec flash then it starts again... anyone know this code?
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What are your mods ?
was it shifting harder / softer / hanging in gear longer /
or was this just out of the blue ?
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What are your mods ?
was it shifting harder / softer / hanging in gear longer /
or was this just out of the blue ?

No mods

and it was out of the blue.. but I did have a slight Front diff oil leak from the start from one of the rubber seals but thats been like that for a little over a year.

the front drive shaft is loose shaking the right one also causes the left one to move around too..

also to keep the car from rolling forward in park you need to set the E-brake.


I have some pictures to show now that I'm in front of a Pc now.
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Left front driveshaft

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One more.. closer piece of broken metal

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Ouch that suxors.

Sorry dude.

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lol at 98,095 Miles??? nope

If it's not known it's a 03 FXS
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