Mechanic came back to me with a general diagnosis. Axle bearing is shot, shaft seal is shot, right rear axle is likely shot, and I’m hoping the 1 inch of play didn’t fuck up the differential gears when I was driving yesterday.

So we’re looking at a possible axle rebuild. I’ve authorized the mechanic to do a full teardown on the Ford 8.8 axle. I would do this myself, but I don’t want to drive to Stew’s on a bum axle. The sooner I have my own garage, the better...

This is not going to be a cheap fix, since labor is expensive.