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Old 04-05-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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Is this bearing bad?

Tj rear dana 44 non c clip. Took the drums off to check the bearings and had just a little play when pulling out on the shaft. Nothing major but just to check I pulled the shaft. Here's a pic of the bearings. I can't see or feel any pitting on them but I was told they shouldn't have any play. Any opinion?

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2000 Tj 4.0 5spd nv3550, 125k miles, d44 and d30, 3:73's, 3.25" lift and 33" MTR's, homeade front Flatties, rampage Bowles soft top and some trail damage
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Old 04-05-2014, 04:40 PM   #2
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Picture 2, the bearing roller all the way on the lef looks like it may be pitted. If it is pitted it is bad.

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Old 04-06-2014, 09:59 AM   #3
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I'd just go ahead & replace them since you have the axles out already, then you know they're good.
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:23 PM   #4
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What does the bearing race look like? I dunno that the roller bearings themselves look bad but that's tough to know for sure without being there to look at them and feel how they move.
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