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What is THIS in Rear Differential

I am changing the gear fluid and when I took off the cover and took my finger to pull out any gunk, this brass / gold looking metal piece came out. Anyone know what it is or why it was in there? Since it came out, should I be concerned with anything? I am at a loss.
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I looked closer and there is a second gold piece wedged in. Should it be there?
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Is it a piece of bushing?

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I am not sure what it is. I had some one else do the gear change about 600 to 700 miles ago and just now opened the cover. I don't know much about the internal parts of a differential.

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Yeah, I don't know much about anything, truthfully.
The post made me curious, so I poked around on Google for a bit. Some diffs have brass bushings apparently, and I guess that could be it. Maybe the guy who changed it lost his wedding ring in there?

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That might explain the other things that looked like a finger nail and some flesh. LOL

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Maybe they aren't brass. Maybe they are gold and you have the Golden Diff that craps out gold!


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Well I backed over this guy that had gold teeth soooo.... Naw that couldn't have gotten in there.


Anyway, I think I found the answer. I must be part of a brass drift. I guess you use a brass drift to knock out an axle of something like it. Some guys use an extension to knock out the axle, but the extension can tear up whatever you are trying to knock out. A brass drift is softer than an axle and will deform normally before the axle will. Thanks guys for the help. WE learn together.

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Great work, Clouseau!

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Maybe they aren't brass. Maybe they are gold and you have the Golden Diff that craps out gold!
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