i don't know if anyone does but i am also replacing my bearings and seals. Pinion bearing went out makes alot of noise so i have a new pinion bearing, carrier bearings, crush sleave, seals, and some other parts on the way to fix it. I got 80,000 miles on the first set maybe i can get another 80,000 on these. mines also 3.23's
I bought a master kit (or maybe it was the master
burrito supreme kit, whatever the most complete
one was) from Ratech along with my hard pinion
spacer and basically the whole rear got redone when
I had the T-2R/3.42 swap.
I think of axle bearings and seals as lifetime parts (I've
owned & driven many 100K+mile beaters and none of them
had any attention, there, nor gave me any trouble from it).
But if you're tearing into it anyway, might as well do the
last 10% of the job while you've got the chance.
Yeah, This is a pain in the ***..... The last thing that I want to do is start tearing apart the rear of this thing when I need to be inverting my time to my Buick. I might just take it to Central FBody and let them do it all what ever it takes....
Well replaced them and opened the rear and everything looked 100% fine the oil was a bit dirty so the fresh went in along with the limited slip additive and sounds much better. Still a bit loud out back but thats all in the tires.....