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    okay if is not enought with my hubs been bad... my right axle is worn were the bearing rides. I heard different opinions on repair bearings. Can anyone give me some input on them? I can try to get an used axle but the repair bearing will be more affordable. I will replace the bearings on both sides. Thanks.

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    I've used axle saver bearings many years ago on other cars. They work okay but it's not usually my first choice.

    If money is tight it'll get ya by.

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    Thanks. I bought the repair bearing and installed it. The other side axle was in good condition so I just put a bearing on it. I used Timken's since the GM ones were too expensive at the stealership. My rear end noise is gone now. Thanks for the input.

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    Good to hear.

    Timken bearings are all I'll use for rearend builds, your good there. They seem to be getting harder to find. Alot of the kits are really pushing the cheaper china bearings.

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    Just a note for others who may consider the repair bearings:

    If your car has the Torsen rear, DON'T.

    Because if you do, you'll get to do the work twice when it leaks.

    If you have the Torsen, replace the axle shaft and install with new bearings/seal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJREX View Post
    Just a note for others who may consider the repair bearings:

    If your car has the Torsen rear, DON'T.

    Because if you do, you'll get to do the work twice when it leaks.

    If you have the Torsen, replace the axle shaft and install with new bearings/seal.

    Ask me how I know
    hmmm...trying to figure out how the Torsen diff affects the axle repair bearing and seal. Alright I give up...what the secret?

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    Beats me Cutlass. Axle bearings have nothing to do with which posi unit you run, if any posi at all.

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    I don't know about any difference when using the repair bearing but sure tell us the secret I will like to know too.

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