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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2000, 07:23 AM
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Rear Carrier

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This weekend I plan on attempting to remove the rear carrier. I am comfortable with removing the axles but don't know exactly what has to be done to remove the carrier. Does anyone have the service manual with the explanation on how to remove it. I have a Hayes manual and it doen't even have the carrier listed. If someone could give me the step by step it would be much appreciated.

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Re: Rear Carrier

First off, Do you need to know how to remove the carrier or the third member? I am thinking you mean the third member. It is a piece of cake. After you pull the axles drain the fluid, disconnect your driveshaft. Then take out the twelve or so bolts that hold it on. You might need a rubber hammer to tap the member to losen it up. then pull it out. As far as the carrier if you want it out. Your best bet is take it to a professional.

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Sorry for not making myself clear enough but here is more detail. The end result that I wish to get is to be able to take out whatever is holding the pinion bearings in. I would like to take that piece, carrier or third member, not sure, to the dealer and have them remove and replace the pinion bearings.
Are there any other bearings that I can do at the same time. I would not like to have to open it up 6 months down the road due to lazyness ).

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The pinion is what your driveshaft mounts to. If you are not familiar with setting up a rear end. Then take it to a professional. Anytime you remove the carrier you need to have the backlash redone. It's easy but you need to understand what you are doing and have the right equipment to do the job. If its out check the carrier bearings and crush sleeve.

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Good idea taking it to a pro to change the bearing. Once you have the third member out, and its not that hard have the pro you take it to check all gears and bearings. They will know what to look for and how to set it up. Also if you plan to do any upgrades now would be the time to do them.

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Re: Rear Carrier

Thank you for all your help but I still don't have an answer to my question. Alot of the answers posted are generalized answers. What I need is more detail on how to get the carrier or third member out (still not sure of the differences between the two). Like I posted before my task is to remove whatever is required to get out the pinion bearings. I will then take whatever contains those bearings to the dealer to get replaced.
Does anyone have specifics on this process. I can easliy get out the axles because I have replace a wheel bearing before. The help needed is to get out the pinion bearings from in side the pumpkin.

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Re: Rear Carrier

In my first post I told you how to get the third member out. It contains the carrier and the pinion bearing. If you can't figure that out maybe you need to take the whole thing to a professional. It is easier than taking out the axles.

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Re: Rear Carrier

Once the axles are out just remove the bolts from the front of the third member and pull. take the whole third member assembly to the shop and have them replace the bearings.



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I was resently looking at a blown up schematic of the rear dif. I noticed that there are two other bearing called "Side Bearings". Should I bother replacing these as well since I am getting the others replaced. I got a pricing on them and they are very expensive.
What do you think?

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Re: Rear Carrier

I wouldnt replace them even if they were bad. Sammi 3rd members are cheap and easy to replace the whole unit if needed.

I have a couple sitting in my garage I would give away as do a lot of folks on this list Im sure.

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