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Old 02-27-2011, 09:42 PM
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Hello, I have a 03 Dodge Ram Quad Cab ( Thunder Road ). About a week or so ago I got the dreaded rear end noise. I did alot of research to find that it is most likely the Pinion Bearing. Today was that day I decided to fix it. I followed the instruction I found on the internet and at on point I went and picked up the Chilton ( which by the way has nothing in the whole book about the Pinion Bearing.) The oil was so black and burnt that I didn't see that there was a threaded peace holding the Bearings and gears in. I guess I will look to see where to get this tool or if I can simply make it. I will keep everyone posted and post plenty of pictures along the was. If anyone can help with any insight it sure would be appreciated.
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after you drained the oil, & removed the differential cover, did you check for play in the gearing?

I know this is a Ford, but, it shows the basics of replacing a pinion shaft in it too

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Thank you for the video, it is very useful.
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