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Old 05-19-2010, 01:58 PM
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my truck been eating up those plastic bushings in the front end on the outer axle shaft and i causes a vibration and its really start to make me mad cause this will be the 2nd time in a month has anyone ever had this problem b4 and no what causes it theres new u joints wheel bearings new ring and pinion with new bearings and seals plus i even got new axles on the passenger side cause the first time this happen i though i had a bent one and the passenger side axle tube is leaking again if anyone has any info on this or has had this happen to them please help me out
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There is an inner bearing on the passenger side as well. Did you replace that one?

Basically, what kills them is mis-alignment, or slop somewhere. Not to ignore lack of lubrication..... did you grease 'em up a bit when you installed them?
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see here for part numbers.
http://dodgeforum.com/forum/2nd-gen-...-bearings.html
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no i didn't replace that one but there is no play in the inner axle shaft what so ever and yea i put grease on both of the shafts and another question if i spin the driver side wheel is it normal to hear the spider gears spinning?
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if i spin the driver side wheel is it normal to hear the spider gears spinning?
yes. the drivers side axle turns the side gear. in response, something else must turn - either the ring/pinion/drive shaft, or the spiders/passenger side inner axle. spiders offer less resistance, so they turn.
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hey man im having the same problems did you ever fig anything out.. the only bushings/bearings that i could find is the little one that goes between the 2 pass axles and the one that knocks in on the left side of the cad?
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yeah i replaced both axles on the pass. side and bought a new axle bushing and u joint and it took care of my vibration and hub because i bought a cheap one off ebay and it held the axle in to far and was wearing the bushing out within a couple hunderd miles so i bought a timkin hub because the cheap hub it messed up the axles where they went together
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you bought a cheap what off eabay... and did you use the 2plastic bushings that replace the bearings
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i bought a cheap wheel hub off ebay that held the axles to close together and was wearing the bushings out
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