I feel horrible, this is my second post in as many days...but here goes. I got back from my annual training last week, and noticed a new noise...occasional so kinda blew it off /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif But when i got to work the other day could smell gear oil...well, stopped by the parts store, got some oil 'just in case' and put almost a full quart in! well, it started to leak from the diff, up around where the pinion comes out....Crap. Anyhow, my long commute to work (2 miles) look and a puddle started to form under my diff (matter of 2 minutes). I left work, put it in reverse and a horrible chatter/crunching noise as i back up....put in it drive, no noise. Should i tear into it, or just friggin go to the pick a part and get a new axle? I read someones post earlier today, and replaceing all the guts seems a bit out of my league shims and adjustments and....aahhhhhh. Before I lose hope, is there an 'easy' fix? to my knowledge its a factory 85 axle, not HD. I don't have a ton of $$ so upgrade both isn't really an option. If it'd be easier, how much would a pick your part axle run me? Thanks!