View Full Version : Look what I found yesterday!

03-07-2012, 10:13 AM
I have been dreading opening this rear axle up, but I finally decided to tackle it and I am glad I did! This is the outer pinion bearing race. Definitely has some problems!




I still have to measure backlashing and some other stuff, but I don't have much left to do. If I was to let a mechanic do this work it would have cost over $700.00 just for the labor! I am doing it all for less than $300.00. This is why car audio and vehicle maintenance comes so naturally to me, it's all about learning!

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03-07-2012, 10:44 AM
Looks like pitting from rust/corrosion. What kind of rear end is it? Ive tackled a few of them. I have about 100$ in specific tools needed to do it, but better than the 600$ for install at a shop. What are you using for marking compound? Lipstick works good, its hard to find actual marking compound it seems unless you buy online.

03-07-2012, 10:52 AM
It's a Chrysler Corporate 9.25". That's why it costs so much. I have the carrier bearing spanner tool already and the back lash caliper. I was able to find a total rebuild kit online for $129.00 on Jegs.com. It's has to be the most finicky rear end I have ever rebuilt. You got any good tips for removing the bearings from the third member and pinion? I am trying to save the 30 bucks to have a shop press them off and new ones on. And you got any other tips UniBrad?

03-07-2012, 03:00 PM
I cleaned everything and I don't believe I have any internal problems





I took these pics just in case someone else saw something fishy, but after a couple of times thoroughly looking it over, I believe I just caught it early and bearings were the only thing needing to be replaced!

03-07-2012, 04:47 PM
Yeah i think your good bro

03-07-2012, 09:26 PM
Thanks Bro! Good to hear some other opinions!

03-07-2012, 09:49 PM
Is the truck lifted or have non stock tires

03-07-2012, 10:33 PM
Want finicky? Try a GM corporate 10 bolt.

03-08-2012, 03:30 AM
Is the truck lifted or have non stock tires

Nope, just regular factory heights and tire sizes. I am probably not gonna upgrade those either. If it was 4 wheel drive, i would have upgraded in a heartbeat!

Want finicky? Try a GM corporate 10 bolt.

No Thank you, No Thank You, I definitely don't want anything that's more finicky! I honestly don't want to imagine something harder to rebuild! lol

03-08-2012, 07:34 AM
Your drive shaft angle maybe off that looks to be an odd wear pattern