Originally Posted by Dfishman76
Looks like the pinion bearing is bad how hard is that to change?
Replacing a pinion bear bearing is not difficult but neither is it an easy job. You would need a bearing puller and press, and you'd have to mostly disassemble the axle by sliding the axle shafts out & removing the carrier to get at the pinion gear. Then you'd have to know how to arrive at the proper shim thickness via a little math so the pinion gear would be at the correct depth again after pressing the new bearing onto it.
If you have access to a bearing puller & press, it's not a difficult job but it's not one that many Jeepers here would be up to.