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I cannot find a rear differential for a 1997 jimmy. Where can I buy one? Thanks.

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You can try recycle yards, if not you can get a rebuild kit from any parts supplier, be warned to rebuild you will need special tools

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The splines are on the inboard end of your axles. These need to match the "spider" gears as they are splined also.
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to remove the rear axle you will need to put the rear of the jimmy on jack stands off the ground and remove the wheels

then remove the rear drums or if you have disc brakes the caliper and rotor

next you will need to remove the rear differential cover

once you have removed the rear differential cover you will need to rotate the differential by just turning the rear axle to gain access to the lockbolt

using an 8 mm socket you should be able to fairly easily remove the lock bolt

once you have removed the lock bolt you will need to push the axle in from the side that the wheel gets mouted to and then in the rear differential remove the locking 'c' clip

once the locking 'c' clip is removed you should be able to pull the axle right out

installation is the reverse of the removal

keep in mind that after romoving the lock bolt you must make sure not to rotat the axle if you do you will mess up the allignment with the differential and axle and you will spend loads of time trying to re-allign it again

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The axle probably lost a keeper ring on the inside of the differential and the pieces may be going through the differential and ring&pinion gearing making the noises you hear. You will need to drain the oil out, find the broken pieces, and inspect all gearing for broken/damaged teeth, and for any noisy bearings. Flush the case out with cleaning solvent. Re-insert the loose axle after cleaning and inspecting it well--especially the interior end. Replace the keeper (new) on the axle end inside the differential spider gearing. Inspect the brakes on the loose axle side for any oil deposits and for any damage that might have been caused when the axle came out. If the differential is badly damaged, it might be cheaper to find another rear end in a wrecking yard. Hope this helps!

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