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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Uh oh! found metal in my differential O.o in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; i had an axle and pinion seal replaced today and they found a piece of metal on the drainplug magnet(not ...
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    Z06sedan is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Uh oh! found metal in my differential O.o

    i had an axle and pinion seal replaced today and they found a piece of metal on the drainplug magnet(not the penny if we have any smart@sses here lol). any ideas on where this is from or if its something to be worried about? im in the process of looking for another diff now but using this car as my daily driver finding this kind of scares me. Dealership drove it and didnt seem worried about it.
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    Re: Uh oh! found metal in my differential O.o

    for as fragile as our rear diff is, I would never want to see something that size come out on the drain plug.

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    Re: Uh oh! found metal in my differential O.o

    I thought it would be shavings. Thats a big piece.

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    Re: Uh oh! found metal in my differential O.o

    Yeah they said they thought maybe a piece of a shim. Im in the process of finding a replacement now but until then ill be rocking this one until I do. Ive got my fingers crossed! Did I mention its a gen1 diff still? :O

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    Re: Uh oh! found metal in my differential O.o

    Heck, if it's not making any noise, I say drive it.



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    Re: Uh oh! found metal in my differential O.o

    That's a big chunk of something, but as stated above, if it's not making any noise that is out of the ordinary, keep on driving it!

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    Re: Uh oh! found metal in my differential O.o

    Drive it til it blows!!
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    Re: Uh oh! found metal in my differential O.o

    seems good so far....200 miles since we found it. just did 4 wheel brake job last night....shes just about up to 100% now

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    Re: Uh oh! found metal in my differential O.o

    I'd run it, maybe pop it apart and do some R&R, just looks like a shim piece that broke off.
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    Re: Uh oh! found metal in my differential O.o

    its still a gen 1 diff.....so im waiting on a good deal to pop up on a gen 4....i can get one for a really good deal new but id rather just get a cheap second hand one....freshen it up and swap it out when needed.

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    Re: Uh oh! found metal in my differential O.o

    LMK if you are still looking for a diff. I've got one in my parts car that should be going to the scrap yard tomorrow if I can get it stripped down the rest of the way.

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    Re: Uh oh! found metal in my differential O.o

    Pm'd

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    Re: Uh oh! found metal in my differential O.o

    im looking for a replacement diff, let me know if z06sedan doesnt take...

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    Re: Uh oh! found metal in my differential O.o

    This came out of mine a year ago. Still going strong. Lol




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    Quote Originally Posted by PISNUOFF View Post
    This came out of mine a year ago. Still going strong. Lol
    Damn. That's nucking futs.

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