I picked up my tranny and Tcase from the shop today. The T176 main shaft had to be replaced. They are, apparently, difficult to find. The main shaft wear caused the D300 shaft to wear also, and that, too, had to be replaced. I have the old parts if anyone is interested in seeing the wear patterns on the two shafts. The mechanic explained the wear as being from the loading and unloading, constantly, while driving. So I guess it is par for the course, but it cost me $700! I am wishing I had gone ahead with junkyard motor and tranny and did the 4.3/4L60 swap. I feel like it would not have cost much more.
I recieved carrier and gears from jodowil2. This enables me to get my axle rebuilt and back on the road. Many, many thanks to jodowil2 and GB3440 for the gears and carrier, and ESPECIALLY for the fellowship and brotherhood associated with CJers. Pay it forward...
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