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Old 09-03-2019, 06:17 PM   #1
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Replacing carrier bearing

Hey folks, we’re getting back in the saddle soon to take the Ole Gal down to Baja but come to find out we need a new carrier bearing.

We can feel the rhythmic binding when we drive at low speeds. Which is all we dare drive.

It’s at a mechanic in Fallon.

Is this a difficult or expensive job? Are parts an issue? I didn’t find much about it on the forum.

Thanks!
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:26 PM   #2
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Probably a $20 to $30 part and simple install. Drop section of driveshaft, press off old bearing, press on new and reinstall driveshaft.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:09 PM   #3
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Another $20 part

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Probably a $20 to $30 part and simple install. Drop section of driveshaft, press off old bearing, press on new and reinstall driveshaft.
That is great to know, thanks so much!
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Hey,
Yah about 30-45 bucks for parts, probably run you about 150.00 total. It should also come with a new rubber isolator. Not a huge deal, they don't really wear out. But as long as your going new, do both. Check those u joints too. If you need a carrier bearing, u joints may not be to far behind as far as failure goes. That rear one is the most prevalent one
AS got little u joints in my opinion. I got 2 spares ust in case. Good luck. DJ
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