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you found the same thing I just did. Hub is decent and tight, I pulled the autolock with difficulty (gonna have to rebuild that too), and got the hub out. My needle bearing wasn't as bad as yours, I probably had 80% of the bearings left. Most of them sideways, lol.
But the stub shaft is toast, heavily grooved, so now I'm calling around to see who's got one locally. Even though that needle bearing is easy to get to, it wouldn't last long with the axle in this condition. can't really afford it either, got no choice.
and all this is after the dealership said 'nothing wrong with it, that amount of play is normal. idiots. might have been able to save the shaft, but noooooooooooooooo...so now I wind up paying out more that I can't afford. at least it's cheaper than that damned dealership, last time I go there. they also lie about chassis lube, but i'll take my truck one more time there and call them out on it in their waiting room so the other customers can have a laugh too.
update: just got off the phone with my parts guy, found a spicer stub shaft for $130, not too bad. UJ is another 35.
Last edited by Czechsix; 07-29-2010 at 02:45 PM.