First a little history...
When I bought my 1st "mechanics spcl." ZJ Ltd W/Up-Country Pkg. it had a "roar/whine".
I had carrier & pinion bearings installed in both axles from a reputable shop across from Lucas Oil Stadium during construction.
That ZJ totaled due to front end collision
A week later, my wife finds duplicate ZJ "mechanics spcl." w/o Up-Country Pkg. from same Chrysler Dealer
Get totaled ZJ as parts Jeep from Insurance co
Transfer rebuilt rear axle & U-C Pkg. Along w/a cornucopia of parts from the wreck over the last 5 years.
Rebuild front axle myself
as the d-30 from parts Jeep was destroyed
Buy my wifes 2-wd ZJ & replace bearings in d-35 axle.
Present day; Since rebuilt d-44a axle started to roar I order outer wheel bearings as they weren't replaced in the initial rebuild & proceed to tear down to install.
All ready this far I decide to remove carrier and clean and inspect rear end.
Discover galled bearings and races, particularly on drivers side, of the rebuilt axle by a reputable shop with a state contract, that I transferred from parts Jeep.
order bearing kit from RRP.
At this point I started taking photos & will post them with-in the next 24 hrs.
I didn't intend for this repair to be a re-build thread but I guess it is now. I have discovered issues with the installation by a reputable...
More to come as I have to close garage & computer & go to work.
Mine '97 White, ZJ Ltd, 5.2, Up-Country Suspension, Kolak ignition, Kolak/Magnaflow Exhaust
Her's '98 Chargold ZJ Ltd. 4.0 2wd
Our 1st '97 White, ZJ Ltd, 5.2, The parts Jeep for 5 years...R.I.P. Sent to Pic-A-Part 5/17/2013
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