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Used gears for 14bff install questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by GM Man, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. GM Man

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    Would you run the bearings on some used gears that you picked up out of the jy, or should I replace them? I got the carrier with the gears and the bearings are still pressed on. The rollers and cages look ok, and they spin fine. Any issues I should be aware of, before I install the gears this weekend?

    Thanks.
     
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    Bearings are cheap. So in other words. I would put in new ones. Same for the races. Might not make much of a difference but why shoot yourself in the foot over maybe fourty dollars worth of bearings?
     
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    Not to sound stupid, but when I unbolted the pinion gear from the axle housing I left it as one piece with the yoke still bolted on the pinion shaft. If I remember correctly are there three bearings for the pinion gear?
     
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    Anyone know of a site or retailer that I can pick up Timken bearings for this??
     
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    Just take the bearing and race (if needed) to any parts store or bearing place and they can cross reference the number.
     
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    yeah there are 2 bearings in the pinion support and one in the housing itself that supporst the nose of the pinion..

    Chris
     

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