Well, it was going way too well. Heffenoche came over and we worked on my front axle. After having done his in December, we seemed to be able to fly through it (compared to our timid approach in December). We started to finish up and WHAM! a couple of hiccups. I am hoping you can help. First, I'm an idiot. So no comments from the peanut gallery are necessary. I am putting Mobil 1 synthetic gear oil in the diff. I wanted to see if I had enough clearance to get the bottle up under there and get the fluid in withouth having to use a pump. I put the bottle up, looked good so I started to remove it so I could start filling. I had put the bottle up there, tip in the hole, and didn't remove the little blue cap first (see where this is going?). The blue cap came off and went in the diff. :whoops: How can I get this out, and if it stays in there, will it hurt anything? Second, as part of the front end work, I decided to replace the tie rod and relay link ends. Good thing because they are loose as can be. To make life easier, I completely removed both bars. I have soaked the threads in PBB and even used a MAPP torch to heat them up and see if I can break them free. Is there a trick that will work?? At this point I am so frustrated and sore that I am just thinking I will call Slee and get his bars, but I want to give it one last try before I spend that money. ANYTHING you can help with would be very much appreciated. This is my DD and I would like to have it back on the road for tomorrow if at all possible. BTW - many thanks to Heffenoche and this site for all the great info!