93 chevy blazer k1500(4x4) IFS
I had new gears put in my truck and the breather tube was broken off
the front differential. Didn't notice till I got home and saw gear oil
splattered across and under truck. On these IFS differentials there is
a plastic plug with a small platic tube coming out of it on the drivers
side of the diff. The small plastic nipple that the hose attaches to
cracked and is causing gear fluid to spew out when driven. The shop
says to drive it in, however I am concerned with the amount of fluid I
see on the ground and splattered across the truck.
Brings me to my question, in these diffs, when 4WD is not engaged, the
front drive shaft is not turning, but do the axels turn in the diff?
and in your opinion do you believe this to be safe to drive without
burning up the new gears up front?
The breather is near the top of the diff, and I haven't check the
actual amount of fluid yet.
Thanks for any advice anyone can give...