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How do I replace my carrier bearing in a 1988 Chevy Silverado extended cab long bed?

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I'm guessing your you are referring to the drive shaft center support bearing. Remove u-joint 4 bolts at rear diff., then 2 bolts for center support. Slide driveshaft assembly out of trans. and lay on ground. On either side of the center support, make alignment marks on front and rear half of drive shafts with a crayon or tape (very important for re-assembly). Slide rear half off. Press out center support. Clean sleeve with emery cloth or 400 grit sand paper. Press on new center support, lube splines and reconnect drive shaft halves making sure alignment marks meet. Install assembly and torque bolts.

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SOURCE: I have a 2wd extended cab S10 with the carrier

if i were you i would have a driveshaft made with 2 u-joints and eliminate the original driveshaft.i have done this before and it works just fine.gm must of had a surplus of u-joints and thats how they got rid of them.i guess.ha ha.try it it will work

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SOURCE: 1995 Chev Silverado 1500 extended

you have a few options take the seat out and inspect it to see if anything is wedged in the mechanics of the seat I have seen debris cause problems like this . this is the cheap route if your lucky.
next route is probably whats wrong , your re-tractor is broke the gears inside wear out or sometime in a car accident they break also. you can try and purchase one new or go out to the salvage yard and find a seat that works and swap out your interior to the new metal frame. The salvage route would be more cost effective then new ..
Good luck

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SOURCE: 1988 chevy s10 long bed carrier bearing

re check u- joints repair or replace as necessary possible reason bearing went bad

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SOURCE: need torque specs 1988 Chevy silverado for main bearings and rod

Those values and most everything else you need for DIY work are contained in the Haynes manual for your vehicle. We have one with each of our vehicles and not only give you the info needed to do repairs yourself but also get an idea of how much work a specific repair should (or shouldn't) cost.
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You can also buy these from auto parts stores for a few dollars less and sometimes on eBay for even less.

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There are only two bolts that hold the carriier bearing to the crossmemmber under the truck. You do, however, have to remove the drive shaft so that you can get the carrier bearing off of it. It is pressed onto the driveshaft.

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