Well... I hate always having problems but here I am again.
Appeared to have pinion bearing failure... pinion gear chewed up.
Got replacement Ring and Pinion Master Repair Kit along with Carrier Bearing Kit. All set to deliver to my installer for R/R.
He ask that I remove axles and clean up housing. Plan was to also replace axle seals.
Purchased the wonderful 1/4 12pt wrench for the carrier pin lock bolt. Seem to come out easy. Pin would not move but barely. Several posts referred to some issue with pin also freezing itself onto spider gears. Soaked with PB Blaster got HD punch and hammer and started. Finally started to move!
Sweet... then uhhhhhh that looks wierd. Well yes it does when in fact the bolt didn't just come out it snapped.
So now I have a trashed carrier and pin.
MAIN Question: Will ANY D35 carrier work. TJ, XJ, ZJ ?
All I need is the carrier and pin. My spiders look pretty good and like I said I have the rebuild kit for most the other stuff. Local Pull-A-Part has a ZJ that I may go after ( and get the Disc Brake stuff while I tear it apart ).
Expert advice appreciated and welcomed!