Changed out rear axle shaft and rear bearings

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    I meant inner and outer bearings and seals on the same side, since the shaft will be out anyways
     
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    There is only 1 bearing and 1 seal on each side and the axle(s) must be pulled to either.Best to do both sides(2 bearings and 2 seals total).
     
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    Does that mean that the bearings aren't pressed onto the shaft?
     
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    No,the bearings are press fit in the axle tube behind the axle seal.

    Chances are if the seal is leaking the bearing is worn,and again if the seal is leaking from a worn bearing the axle shaft could be worn also were the bearing contacts the axle shaft.

    Any lip where the axle bearing and/or seal contacts the axle shaft always replace the axle with new bearing and seal.If your finger nail catches it(seal contact area) or you feel/see anything were the bearings rides replace that axle or you will get good at changing your brakes,axle seals,and bearings every few days(maybe a week or 2).
     
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    Thanks man! Just the info I was looking for.
     
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    Oh and most autoparts stores rent the special tools for that job,it's a couple different sized adapters and a slide hammer.Removes the seal and bearing real fast at the same time.
     
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    What is the actual bearing and seal that I need? I see a wheel bearing and seal kit, or a rear diff bearing?
     
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    Wheel bearing/seal kit.The diff bearings are the ones for the carrier and/or pinion.
     
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    Thanks again brother!