Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: In the Back of your Mind
In my case, both crownwheel and pinion teeth were worn/damaged due to crownwheel carrier bearing failure (42K miles).
That is why I'm such an advocate of replacing these if the 'box is removed.
Harry Martens sells SKF replacement carrier bearings, and JAE sell Timken. Both are more robust than the OEM bearings (which are stamped "Made in Poland").
Succasunna, NJ USA
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