Okay, first of all let me start by saying. I have no idea if this is a website for stuff like this… I’ve been looking at a place forever to try to find answer or even post my pictures about stuff like this… If it’s not then I’m sorry. If it is then great I hope one you vehicle gurus can tell me whats up.
Okay, so I know a little bit about working on my vehicle. Which all of my knowledge involves being under the hood of it, not underneath the actual vehicle itself. So anyways here’s my story… I bought this truck used. It has had problems out of the gate; needing a lot of stuff (tires, battery, ac motor…etc) and it’s seeming to be just a money pit!!! Anyways, today I was driving home from work and it was seemingly like any other day, then I notice like a light howl or whine coming from the back of my truck. I pull over and see if I hooked a bag or something go stuck under my truck. Nothing. I proceed to continue down the road and in a matter or like 20 minutes it went from a light howl to me turning up my volume extremely high just to drown out the loud and ear throbbing howling of my truck… Soooo. I am about 10 minutes from home when all the sudden anytime I press the accelerator my truck vibrates horribly. I managed to get home coasting most of the way and not managing to go over 20 mph. I put my truck in park, throw my emergency brake on and put some blocks behind my tires.(my driveway is steep) I immediately try any mechanics shop I can find. I manage to get find one open just to get an idea of whats wrong with my truck. He told me that (with the pictures I sent him) that I needed and hole new differential, gears, and bearings… Which would cost me over $1500… I don’t make a whole lot and my truck is my lifeline for my work. I guess with what I’m looking for here is either an idea of how to fix it and what not to fix(granted you don’t know what is damaged behind the differential cover) so I don’t sound sooo “well Im don’t know much about cars” and the mechanics shop is like “oh we also installed some blinker fluid” at a low low price of $150… Ya know just a bunch of hidden charges… or an idea of just a more realistic estimate with what you see in the pictures… unless 1500 sounds about right ><