I can see the ring gear teeth through the fill plug. They look great. I assumed from that info the pinion gear is likely good too. Went back out to the shop and found that it's not really binding, there's just more resistance than there should be. It spins freely the more you work it. I haven't had to do bearing before on these. Guess I need to tackle it though.
you can not see all of the ring gear teeth with the cover on bro ?..only the outer ends you can see through the filler cap. the pinion gear teeth use up all of the ring gear teeth, not just the ends !. this is why I said to pull the case cover, and have a look, besides, if your gonna replace the bearings ?, you will need to do this anyway :-).
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