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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1995 jgc limited rear end noise
If you removed the pinion and only replaced one of the bearings that was a mistake. You need to replace both at the same time. Also since it is a Dana differential you should have replace the crush sleeve also as this set the correct preload on the pinion bearings.
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
if diying and axle bad replace the whole unit from salvage or rebuild shop.if changing the bearings its a lot of work and you will need some special tools to put back together .first you need to use a lift or again have to remove unit from truck, disconnect battery remove drive shaft,remove pinion nut need large breaker bar loosen bolts to rear cover drain fluid remove cover have someone push axles toward center remove c locks slide out axles best way to remove bearings is slide hammer bearing removal unit remove rear [gears] dont loose shims will see pinion bearing bearing remove and replace now 2 put it back.need shim package, red lead, 4 ring and gear mesh adjustments ,,
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
SOURCE: 2000 Chevy Express 1500 Rear
Sounds like the original wear pattern of the ring and pinion was disturbed when the pinion was tightened too much. Once a wear pattern is set in the gears you can't really change it. It might be the ring and pinion wearing that you are hearing and not a bearing at all. It's not the worst thing in the world but will cause the ring and pinion to wear improperly and is annoying. Differential work needs to be done by someone that really knows their stuff to avoid these little problems.
Posted on Sep 23, 2010
SOURCE: how to rebuild rear end
right there with ya, gotta do this to mine as well.. Have heard tghe pinion bearings are bad and that preload is required or it will wear them out
Posted on Mar 06, 2011
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