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Old 03-13-2008, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Driveshaft Carrier Bearing

My carrier bearing is howling. Since Ford decided to use two different size bearings, I can't order one ahead of time because I will not know the size until I take it off. Sooooo...... my plan is:

Take the whole driveshaft off, lock the front hubs, engage 4wd drive and drop the driveshaft off at the driveshaft place. Since it's there, I'll have them change all U-joints and re-balance it.

How does it sound? Any limitations of far/fast I can travel with the front diff engaged?

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Fellow Jerseyan: I don't see much of problem with running in 4hi for a little while unless you have a locker in the front. I wouldn't do more than 55 though. I'm going to do my carrier bearing in the next week or two. Post back on how you make out. Good Luck!
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My truck makes a groaning noise in reverse, only at a really low RPM- almost lugging... I thought it could be the carrier bearing also. Does this sound right?
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My truck makes a groaning noise in reverse, only at a really low RPM- almost lugging... I thought it could be the carrier bearing also. Does this sound right?
I would think u-joint.
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If only in reverse, I believe the U-joint as well.
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i replaced my carrier last week, and posted a little fyi about it. you will need a large press to do this right, meaning, you could destroy the old bearing to get it off and beat a new one on, but, thats no way to do the job.

as far as the size, initially i was sold the wrong one. we pressed off the old one and took it to the parts house for exchange. i will see if i can find my old carrier, measure the id and post it for you guys.
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ok, just went out to find my old bearing. somebody had dumped the scrap metal bins, which is where i disposed of it. but i can tell you NOT to purchase NAPA part # HB88107A, it is the wrong ID. the piece of pipe i used to press on the new bearing is 14" long, 1 7/8" OD, 1 1/2" ID.
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Dropped off the driveshaft on Monday around 4:00pm at the driveshaft shop. Guy calls me around 1:00pm today and says it's all done.

Had them replace the carrier bearing and the 3 u-joints and balance it. Total cost parts and labor $240. Drives better than new.

Part numbers:
-Driveshaft U-joints....Spicer 5-799X
-Carrier bearing.........Spicer 210866-1X

For you NJ guys, I used:
Joint Clutch and Gear of NJ, Inc
315 Route 46
Little Ferry, NJ
201-440-6900

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