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Old 08-02-2019, 03:21 PM   #21
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Default Re: Orange/LA county recommendation for Diff. Rebuild

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... Anything else that would be standard to replace I might overlook?

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I would think seriously about replacing that axle. More than likely
it suffered some unusual stresses at some point which eventually
resulted in that failure. NOS or good used ones are still around.
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Old 08-02-2019, 04:58 PM   #22
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Never mind the newer hubs, I found originals to match with the drums attached. Anything else that would be standard to replace I might overlook?

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Add a set of retaining clips to keep the hubs/drums on in case of an axle failure. Cheap insurance.

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Old 08-03-2019, 10:25 AM   #23
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There it's a little play in and out of the axle with the drive shaft. Maybe just a 16th of an inch, but it otherwise seems sound. No discoloration or eccentric wobble. I'll have someone turn the opposite wheel when I get home to see if it's straight. Would that cause excessive lash and maybe the failure? It looks like the crack over the key had been there for a while since one side of the chunk had grease on it while the other was clean where it sheared.

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