2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, bits in diff fluid in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Hey guys,
I recently purchased a 2005 cts v. It's got about 59000 miles on it. The differential was replaced ...
I recently purchased a 2005 cts v. It's got about 59000 miles on it. The differential was replaced at about 40000 miles to what I believe is a gen 3 diff. I had it in today to get some fluids switched out, and when they did the diff fluid this is what came out (attached). Otherwise there has been no indication that the diff is going, no grinding or whining etc.
Anyone know what these bits are? Is this an immediate concern?
When I bought my Cherokee I drained the transmission fluid (standard transmission) at ~160K, and it came out looking reflective silver. The transmission was shifting terribly, and the fluid looked horrible. I was sure I would be in for a new transmission (cheap, and easy to replace, at least); but I put new fluid in anyway and when I sold it at 217K, it was shifting better than when I bought it and going strong. So, don't lose hope, your diff might have a very long life ahead of it.
Thanks for the advice all! That is a bit disconcerting if its part of the disk, although it really seems to be shifting/driving fine. I will definitely plan on changing out the fluid again after a few thousand miles and see what I see.