Problem Found, Input Bearing.. Where to buy and whats the 'proper' name for the part?
I got my car (93, 318is, 5spd) on a lift today to try and figure out where my roaring, clunk and other issues where coming from.
Wheel bearings seemed fine, but when you grab the driveshaft as it enters to nose of the differential you can wiggle it around quite a bit. The diff is also leaking fluid around this area, it seems pretty clear that the bearing in the nose of the diff is toast but, and this sounds stupid.. I dont know the name of the bearing. I thought it was called an "input bearing" but Im not sure if thats correct. When i try to search it out on Autozone/Advance/Whatever It doesnt pull anything up.
Do they even sell the part Im looking for, and if so, whats the correct name for it?
Any help would be appreciated, I need to get this car back on the road ASAP. Thanks guys.