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So apparently a connection came loose on the rear axle and my axle filled up with water and my inner and outer pinion bearings are messed up and needs replaced anyone done this before and know what I need to do thanks in advance guys
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Just did mine. Well, I regeared which involves new pinion bearings. Nothing you can do in advance really. If your bearings are shot, check for damage on the races. If the races are good, it will be a fairly easy job. If the inner bearing is shot. its gonna take a little more time and know-how as you have to get the carrier out of the diff which requires a spanner tool (i made one which was stupid easy). Then knock the races out. put new ones in, reseat the carrier, check backlash and all this other crap. If you have anymore direct questions, feel free to ask.
First make sure your wheels are chocked so that your truck can't run you over since that ujoint is the only thing holding you truck in place. Once you have covered safety precautions then you can put a prybar in between the yoke and the ujoint and pry forward on it. I would recommend putting your truck in neutral so that the driveshaft can spin freely to relieve andy torque preload on the ujoint. That way you don't get smashed in the face when removing the ujoint.
1997 1500 4x4 club cab, Flowmaster true duals 2.25" with high flow cats, 4" Skyjacker susp./3" body, Cowl Induction hood-non-op.
yea the shafts are out and i was reading around, and it sounds like too much risk to be doing with the little experience i have to unfortunatly i think im gonna have to put it back together and take it to a shop that way if they mess it up the have to fix it for free, and im not out of a lot of money
Had you done some forum searching beforehand you would have seen dozens of posts saying that axle gear work should be left to someone that knows what they're doing and has the proper tools. Too many things that need to be done right or there's a high risk that you will do serious damage to your axle. Too bad nobody bothered to tell you this early on in your thread. I know people want to be helpful, but there are just some things you should pay a professional to do. Axle work is not for beginner mechanics.