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    Carrier bearings

    I have a few questions about them.

    I have a good bit of play in the bearings as in I can push up and down on the shaft about one inch back and forth. I've read they are floppy from the factory and never go bad, I've read they should be replaced when they are like this. Should I replace them? If the bearings are worn out can they make a bad wheel bearing noise in the drivetrain? I'm getting a bad bearing noise somewhere but having trouble chasing it down.
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    That's not a video, that's a picture :P (you linked it wrong)

    Do they squeal? I replaced mine because they started squealing. The rubber seemed fine, an inch or so of play is fairly normal; new ones sag quite a bit too, but they feel much stiffer when you install them.
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    Yeah my carrier bearings are toast too. Someone posted up a temp fix of wrapping large zip ties around them to snug them up, did it on mine and it seemed to help. Still really don't wanna drop another $200 for new carrier bearings

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalt View Post
    That's not a video, that's a picture :P (you linked it wrong)

    Do they squeal? I replaced mine because they started squealing. The rubber seemed fine, an inch or so of play is fairly normal; new ones sag quite a bit too, but they feel much stiffer when you install them.
    IDK what the deal is with the video. It could be the site. It worked on another site and I tried it about every way possible.

    No squeal

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    Yeah my carrier bearings are toast too. Someone posted up a temp fix of wrapping large zip ties around them to snug them up, did it on mine and it seemed to help. Still really don't wanna drop another $200 for new carrier bearings
    Ho do you zip tie them?

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    Forgot where the thread was, but basically there are holes in the metal housing surrounding the carrier bearing, you slip a zip tie in one of the holes and push it through so it wraps around the rubber, and then after some fussing and failed attempts you can get the zip tie to come out the hole on the other side. Now just cinch it up and it takes some of the slack outta the rubber and helps with the clunking and loose goose-ness of the bearing lol

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    Ok, I know what your talking about. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by green-lantern View Post
    I have a few questions about them.

    I have a good bit of play in the bearings as in I can push up and down on the shaft about one inch back and forth. I've read they are floppy from the factory and never go bad, I've read they should be replaced when they are like this. Should I replace them? If the bearings are worn out can they make a bad wheel bearing noise in the drivetrain? I'm getting a bad bearing noise somewhere but having trouble chasing it down.
    Do you or anyone you know have access to a Steelamn Chassi Ear? Those work real good at tracking down noises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Fast View Post
    Do you or anyone you know have access to a Steelamn Chassi Ear? Those work real good at tracking down noises.
    No but that would be nice to own. Hell I might get one.

    I'm starting to think it's the rear wheel bearings. The rear subframe sat out in the rain a few weeks before I acquired it (Before the AWD drive conversion). I have new wheel bearings up front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by green-lantern View Post
    No but that would be nice to own. Hell I might get one.

    I'm starting to think it's the rear wheel bearings. The rear subframe sat out in the rain a few weeks before I acquired it (Before the AWD drive conversion). I have new wheel bearings up front.
    Get the wireless one, you'll love it! Those things are sweet! There's so many things you can use it for. It's a cool toy to add to the tool box. I guarantee it will get a ton of use when your friends find out you have one

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    Send me yours, I'll have it back in a jiffy. I'll pay shipping back and forth.

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