Which one is it??? Is it #15??? It lists an inner and outer bushing. One is $30 and the other is $6. What is the one everybody said goes bad???
"15" is both the inner and outer "bushing"...the older axles used a really small bearing as the inner (this bearing keeps the two shafts aligned) and a torrington as the outer (large diameter, with very small rollers that supports the outer section of the inner shaft).
The newer ones (at least my 99) eliminated the small "inner bearing" and it rides directly on the other shaft.
Hmmmm, that diagram is supposed to be for the '98, but maybe it is different. Let's say I pulled the CAD unit off, could I see if there were two bushings that way??? Are they easily changed that way too???
The only way to change them (which I have never done by the way) is by pulling the axleshaft from that side...you might be able to see the outer bearing with the cad out, but the inner one is between the axleshafts themselves...see if I can explain this:
The outer axleshaft has a small machined nipple on it that indexes into a corresponding machined hole of the inner shaft...it makes the two half run true with each other. Like I said, in my dad's 99 there was no bearing in there...it is simple a machined surface on a machined surface...I'm pretty sure that either my 94 or my 86 had a really small bearing in there.
If you pull the CAD, the outer bearing will be towards the differential...it supports the outer portion of the inner shaft at the CAD...
Just FYI, my dad has 225k on his original bearings in his D60F and they are still good...as long as the oil has been kept clean...they usually don't give problems...and the D44/D60 use the same CAD components.
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