How scary is it to tear into a hewland diff?
My symptoms: Last autocross (long ago) the car exited the course with the transaxle clunking every revolution. I could duplicate this at home. With axles off, each side will turn completely one at a time. But if both turn the same direction, they come to a point where there is great resistence. Turning both 359 degrees the opposite way yields the same stoppage.
I have the the transaxle up on the bench now. Looking thru the center drain plug, it appears the side gear is missing a tooth. The tooth area is not jagged; it's just gone. Could that piece be wedged in somewhere causing the stopage? FYI: the gear is now on the 'left' since the center drain is now up. This upside down from normal installation in a FSV.
I have the 'manual' - 17 pgs from Hewland.com/ it's weak.
Is this job best left for a Pro or can a novice attempt? Any war stories?