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Unread 09-10-2011, 10:17 PM   #31
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Yea, I went around my butt to get to my elbow.

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Unread 09-11-2011, 01:03 PM   #32
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Ok, got the new bearings in. Timkens. One says Torrington, the other KOYO both say made in U.S.A. Both come in the same Timken box.

From this pic can you tell if they are seated all the way in? I used the old bearing to start it then with the old bearing I used a piece of wood to hammer it in the rest of the way. I sure hope this was the problem. With my luck the noise will still be there and it will be the inner seals and bearings and cost a butt load of dough.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 04:05 PM   #33
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torrington is the type as said, koyo is a BRAND, someone put a slightly lower grade bearing in a timken box and sold it to you for the premium...
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Unread 09-11-2011, 05:41 PM   #34
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Looks like you have it seated well. Squirt some gear oil in the rollers just for good measure.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 05:52 PM   #35
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torrington is the type as said, koyo is a BRAND, someone put a slightly lower grade bearing in a timken box and sold it to you for the premium...
Yea, I kinda thought that was afoot. Oh well I guess we will see if it wears out first.


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Unread 09-11-2011, 11:43 PM   #36
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Writing a long email to Autozone corporate with the name of the manager and location to let them know what happened. I don't expect anything. I just want to let them know that I got ripped off and won't do business with them again.

It's funny how 14 years ago when I had my 95 zj that I hated to go to A-zone. Nothing has changed.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 01:03 PM   #37
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Ok well, there is still a noise there but now it's 70% quieter with the new bearings so they needed changing out. As far as the other noise goes I have narrowed it to either the carrier bearings or the brake drums. They are suspect because when I got the truck the rear brakes were worn to hell and these drums/rotors look like they have been on here for a long time. You can run your finger over them and feel a groove from years of use. The noise is low pitched and sounds like scraping not like a whining. I hope it's the drums. rotors.


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Unread 09-12-2011, 02:07 PM   #38
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Nevermind/missed the 2nd page of posts.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 09:34 PM   #39
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I suspect your rotors are scored and causing a good amount of the noise you have. I wouldn't discount carrier/pinion bearings, but they tend to take quite a bit longer to go completely out.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 11:14 PM   #40
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I suspect your rotors are scored and causing a good amount of the noise you have. I wouldn't discount carrier/pinion bearings, but they tend to take quite a bit longer to go completely out.
Yea, I can't see how the new brake pads can lay flat on the rotor with the grooves in it like that. I can live with that for a bit. I have a VC that's going south. I'm starting to research the 242 swap now, I don't know how much longer the vc will last. It doesn't hop to bad only when in full lock. Even then I can go really slow and it's fine. The tires are pretty worn around the edge because of it though.
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Unread 09-13-2011, 07:34 PM   #41
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Do yourself a favor and remove the front ds. My vc was going but didnt seem too bad. Well, I am now replacing front suspension parts because of the additional strain the vc puts on them. I pulled the ds about 2 months ago until I find a 242 and the time to do the swap. The other benefit is according to the overhead display I went from 14.5 mpg to 16.8.
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Unread 09-13-2011, 08:51 PM   #42
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You needed a lift anyway

Don't trust the overhead display.
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Unread 09-13-2011, 10:02 PM   #43
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I have a BB with bilstein 5100's on the way. I'm gonna keep it this short for a while maybe put upcountry springs in and that's it. I am not going to take the front DS out because it will grenade the 249 faster. That is very bad for the 249. The VC isn't that bad yet. I still have some time on it. I'll find a 242 with in a couple months. My front suspension needs some fixing up after 127k. I will replace parts as I go.

edit: It will not harm the TC in the later model 249 , I was mistaken.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 03:32 AM   #44
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Thanks for the all the info, Autozone sold me these for my 97 D44 I'm glad I checked here before diving into it.. I would have been PISSED!! And lol wtf F.A.G. Gears? Naw man

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Unread 11-21-2012, 06:15 AM   #45
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The 5707 is a very common bearing. Not only is it used in many cars and trucks it also is used in
transmissions, transfer cases, farm tractors, combines, industrial equipment, well you get the idea.
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