New Carrier bearings

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  1. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

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    Ok here is an update on my diff, I know D94 is going through a similar proses. I am not changing gears just bearing. I have the new carrier bearings in and the back lash set at .010, I have not touched the pinion bearings yet (old ones still in place). Thought I would check the pattern first. What is the diagnosis, is the pinion to deep? If I change things will I create a problem being these gears have been running this way for I don't know how long? They were in the car when I purchased it. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks.

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  2. big gear head

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    I don't know why, but I have a hard time reading the white marking compound. If you have not removed or disturbed the pinion then do not change the depth. When you install the new bearings try to get the same pattern that you have right now.
     
  3. Green hornet

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    Sorry all I had is white and the kit cam with white also. I thought about adding some yellow paint to it Lol. So I will use the same pinion shim when I change the bearings. I take it that changing the pattern at this stage will create other issue?
     
  4. big gear head

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    Yes, changing it will probably cause noise. Just try to get the pattern the same as it is now and it should be fine.
     
  5. Green hornet

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    That's what I suspected. Thank you, you have been a great help.
     
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    When I replace the bearings I replace the posi clutch pack at the same time. Is there a break in time period for the clutch pack?
     
  7. big gear head

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    Usually not. The clutches are only suppose to slip when turning a corner.
     
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