Thread: 4X4 rear axle
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:07 PM
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I read this several times, hoping some one else would answer you. Any 1st and second Gen 1/2 ton axle can be swapped in, you could even upgrade to dana 60's... just depends on how much you want to spend, and the amount of time you are willing to spend.

You can replace the pinion bearing with out pulling the axle out from under the truck... however you may have to remove the back cover to help align every thing back up, and make sure every thing is where its supposed to be when you torque the pinion nut back down.

If this were mine, I would just go a head and get a new pinion bearing and seal and install it, but then again, I am very comfortable with my abilities at wrenching.
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