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mcpheron24 01-20-2013 05:14 PM

Rear diff
Blew out the gears in my rear dif today. How do i find out what rear end i have?

steelerwheeler 01-20-2013 05:25 PM

Look at the diff cover. If its more round on the sides, its a d35. If the sides are more squared off, its a d44

mcpheron24 01-20-2013 05:29 PM

Ya i just found it 35 with 3.07 gears

mcpheron24 01-20-2013 05:30 PM

Thanks for the info now i just gotta get a new dif or gear set.

mcpheron24 01-20-2013 05:31 PM

Anyone know how much of a pain it is to change out the dif? Im a chevy guy and always take in the 14 bolt the shims are to agrivating

steelerwheeler 01-20-2013 05:45 PM

Ya. Its pretty technical. I did it before and is a pain. I take mine to a shop now.

mcpheron24 01-20-2013 05:56 PM

Thats what i figured does it have all the shims to center the diff with the pinion.

steelerwheeler 01-20-2013 06:00 PM

Ya. Pita. Shims to center and to get pinion gear lash set right. Hafta press bearings and all that.

mcpheron24 01-20-2013 06:16 PM

Ya that doesnt sound fun

mcpheron24 01-20-2013 06:18 PM

Sounds like i may just swap out the whole axle housing and all woth one from the junk yard

Jaxon1023 01-20-2013 06:23 PM

Build an 8.8

mcpheron24 01-20-2013 06:28 PM

Thats probably whats going to happen since they are more common

mcpheron24 02-18-2013 10:11 AM

Ok so i just rebuilt both axles and it wasnt that hard, the rear was easier than the front ! I should have used a case spreader but couldnt find one. Its all is good tho, back lash is good and teeth marks are good on both axles!

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