Originally Posted by medcloud
Thanks, Chris and Rob! I'm going to look things over and see if I need to pull the axle for any other reason, otherwise I don't think I want to get that involved yet. I like both ideas. I am a little concerned that I didn't have enough fluid in the axle tube for any to flow out when I removed the swivel housing. Is this normal or should the axle tube be filled with gear oil? As you can tell, I've never really stripped an axle but I don't ever remember filling a diff. with enough fluid to fill an axle tube the size of the one on the 110.
So we are talking about the front axle?
Screw the down under one in.
Fill oil into the other opening until it will leak out.
Screw at least the plug in.
The oil inside the diff is closed inside the axle tube by sealings, if these are ok. The swivel housing is a sealed too, to keep its grease inside.
If there is a water/oil solution inside the diff, have a look to the small hose lokated on top of the axle!
Is it broken?
Does it end just underneath the hood?
Is it blocked?
While entering water with the axle, the temperature will get down suddenly. This causes negative pressure inside the axle tube. This sucks everything inside. Be sure it will be only air!