Me and a friend were going to drop off 2 loads of wood at a farmer we know today when things went bad. After my friend got his truck backed up to the door I started to back up when I got hung up in a snow drift with my Dakota. In our attempt to rock it out a nice loud "BANG!" came from the front and there went the 4WD. Later I pulled off the front diff. cover and was greeted by these:
the top and bottom pinon gears out of the differential case. Thankfully a salvage yard has the parts I need so I can get 'er back into service soon.