want to know cost of replacing or repair of rear differential? on 2000 Nissan Frontier

Manual: driving my truck on 1st gear, as it goes there's a jerking motion like the gear is hitching back or feels like it's slipping then I shift to 2nd gear and it does the same thing...I shift up to 3rd and its becomes ok. but this happens every time. I couldnt get my truck to ride up the hill on 1st and 2nd gear...I had the hardest time...I rolled back down and started very slowly up hill til I got to the top. I get out of truck and there's a very heavy smell as if I burned something in engine. I'm told it's the rear differential and berrings rear axle area of truck... your advice would be much appreciated! Thank you!

by in Los Angeles, CA on December 02, 2012
1 answer
ANSWER by on December 02, 2012
Replace clutch ASSEMBLY.