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Old 02-17-2018, 11:55 AM
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Guidence for flooded truck-axle

Hey guys, Its been awhile since I've needed your expertise on my 05 dodge 2500 4x4 5.9... So, I was flooded in Harvey and unfortunately my truck had sat in high water. Probably 1 to 2' in the cab. I've already done quite a bit, but I don't know much about the axles, rear end etc. Can one of you help me out with what I should do?
edited to add, i already cleaned transmission pan, filter and gasket and replaced transmission fluid, and oil. Basically the basics thst I know how to do.

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Old 02-21-2018, 06:35 PM
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Pull differential covers off and inspect what comes out and inspect the gears inside for rust. May not be too bad but who knows.

If the bearings aren't too bad I wouldn't be afraid to put clean fluid in, run it a bit and check everything out again.
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Pull differential covers off and inspect what comes out and inspect the gears inside for rust. May not be too bad but who knows.

If the bearings aren't too bad I wouldn't be afraid to put clean fluid in, run it a bit and check everything out again.
thank you. This is the kind of information I was looking for. Looking online doesn't give me very many specifics for my specific vehicle. I appreciate the help!
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Good advice above. Also, I think I would remove the rear hubs and drain the water out of those, have a look at the wheel bearings, and reassemble them with a new seal and splash of fresh gear oil in each. Otherwise, quite a bit of water could be trapped in there, damaging the bearings.
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Good idea.

The axles have reuseable gaskets, if you weren’t aware.
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