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JohnJohn
July 9th, 2005, 20:33
My neighbor just bought a 96 with 68k and there seems to be a bearing noise coming form the rear. The sound kinda goes away while rolling down the highway, and I drop it into "N". Only under load, and it definately in the rear.

Anyway. Iv'e never pulled apart an 8.25. They are c clip right? Pull carrier bolts, drop the ring gear and carrier out, pull the clips and pull the shafts...right?

Frank Z
July 9th, 2005, 21:56
Drain and remove cover.
Push the axles in slightly and remove the c-clips.
Pull the axles out.
Remove the retaining bolts on the adjuster caps.
Remove the carrier.

JohnJohn
July 9th, 2005, 22:17
sorry...outside bearings. I wasn't sure if I had to pull the carrier to get to the c clips.

mbood82
July 9th, 2005, 22:21
no need to pull the carrier to get the clips. you do have to pull the cross pin out of the carrier before you can get the axleshafts out though. just be careful unbolting the retaining bolt for it, it tends to round off.

OT
July 10th, 2005, 07:37
sorry...outside bearings. I wasn't sure if I had to pull the carrier to get to the c clips.
Duh, John, you can't pull the carrier without pulling the c-clips first then pulling the shafts.

JohnJohn
July 10th, 2005, 14:02
Duh, John, you can't pull the carrier without pulling the c-clips first then pulling the shafts.

Sorry, never pulled anything with c-clips before.

JohnJohn
July 10th, 2005, 14:05
no need to pull the carrier to get the clips. you do have to pull the cross pin out of the carrier before you can get the axleshafts out though. just be careful unbolting the retaining bolt for it, it tends to round off.

If I can get to the clips without pulling the carrier bolts, why do I have to pull the cross pin just to get the shafts out?

Frank Z
July 10th, 2005, 14:50
The cross pin keeps the shafts from moving inward. In order to remove the c-clips the shafts must be moved inward.
Before the axles are pushed in...
http://tinypic.com/70e2z6.jpg
Axles pushed in exposing the c-clips...
http://tinypic.com/70e2p3.jpg

Make sense?

OT
July 10th, 2005, 16:50
The cross pin keeps the shafts from moving inward. In order to remove the c-clips the shafts must be moved inward.
Before the axles are pushed in...

Make sense?
Please tell me you didn't just disassemble a third of you axle to prove a point.

John, everything FrankZ said is true.
Beware, though, if you pull the carrier, you'll have to reset the backlash.
To do so, you'll need special tools to turn the adjusters. Trust me, the spanner way sucks.
Do a search for the tools and a thread with pics of them will popup.

Frank Z
July 10th, 2005, 16:55
Of course not! That would be stupid! I took it apart cuz I need some spare change and couldn't find any between the sofa cushions so naturally I looked EVERYWHERE. :laugh3:

The pics are from when I changed out my 3.55's for 4.10's.

As far as the adjuster tool is concerned, 1-2 minutes with a spare 32mm hub nut, a steel rod and a small nut on the other end.... and bada-boom you got yourself a fancy adjuster tool.

mbood82
July 10th, 2005, 16:59
yup, that's how we made it when we redid my gears.

http://www.umit.maine.edu/~matthew.bodwell/000BDD25-80000018/1AC68E2D-004C4D19.-1/DSCF0156%20(Small).JPG

OT
July 10th, 2005, 17:01
Here's the thread.

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=38758&highlight=8.25+tool