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    my rear end just went out!

    hey everyone, my rearend just went out on my 99 ss. Its been getting hot and today it made a very load thump and clinging sound.Then wouldnt pull. I have a spare parts car that has a rearend in it. S i guess my ? is do i have to change the complete rearend? Or can I just change gears or something? How do i tell what needs to be done? As you can tell i dont know much about cars, and dont want to change everything if i dont have to. any info will be helpfull.Thanks.

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    IMO, the Easiest way to do it is swap out a your entire axle with the one from the parts car...... Unless you know how to properly setup an axle.

    If your lazy, or not mechanically inclined (like me), I had a new axle swapped in my car for $300.... bought the axle for $75 complete w/o brakes. $375 and back on the road for me.
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    like he said.....unless you know how to set up the rear it's much easier just to swap them out. Swapping the rear out really isn't as big of a job as you think.

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    Buy something that wont break if possible. 12 bolt, 9" etc. 10 bolt will fail again.


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