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Spiders in my differential

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I have a 2004 Titan and managed to keep the rear diff problem at bay for almost 200,000 miles! There's a positive spin. But now a spider gear broke with the horrible banging while turning. I need to drive the truck home--couple hundred miles. Is there a way to remove broken gear and use 4x4 as front wheel drive? Or disconnect drive shaft, devise a plug to keep oil from leaking out? I understand this is not advisable but is it possible?
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I'm not an expert so take this with a grain of salt...

Even if you disconnected the rear drive shaft the rear axles will still spin and the differential will too. Some guys have heard strange noises for quite a while and finally realized the differential was the source. Still, if it was me, I would have it towed to avoid further damage or to avoid complete failure that left me in the middle of the road.
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