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how do I know what bearing kit for my rear end 2001 350 guuna do all bearings in rear diff
are there different ones out there?
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Look at it like this.. part of knowing how to replace the rear carrier bearings is knowing what parts are needed. You're gonna have to get it dialed back in after removing the carrier.

But. to get you started you will need to know what diff you have and if it is a limited slip. From there just make sure you're getting timken or maybe Fed Mogul bearings.. There is only one type. If you have a LSD you should also have a look at the clutch packs. Getting it back together is the reverse, but you will have to make sure you set the backlash correctly or you will be humming loudly either accelerating or decelerating. Look for a youtube vid of someone setting up a rear diff. Also, you can go to Ford with your VIN and ask them to look up those parts for your specific truck. Make sure to get the info they look up and head to Napa or your favorite parts store and ask for those same parts made by Timken, they'll be cheaper. The outer hub bearings are much easier and also readily available and do not require any "dialing" in, but you shoudl get brand new wheel Hub bolts.. You will notice they are not regular bolts but are a 2-piece locking style hub nut. You will need a special tool to remove the rear hub nuts. If you don't get new ones make sure to clean all the dirt and old grease out of the nut/locking ring.

I apologize in advance if I am telling you something you already know, but your question leads me to believe you have not done this.

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just need to know if that sound s right for year make and model of truck

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just need to know if that sound s right for year make and model of truck

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It is possible in which case it would be a Sterling 10.5. But F350's could also have a D60 as could others however it would be more common in an F350. You should have a tag somewhere around the cover bolt pattern that has some identifying numbers. Also, I attached a pic of a D60 that you could use for reference. You have to positively identify your diff, the rebuild kits are different.
 

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when I changed rear diff fluid the tag was lost, my rear does not look like the one pictured.guy at ford is guessing sterling 10.25 so guess I will have to wing it for now

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when I changed rear diff fluid the tag was lost, my rear does not look like the one pictured.guy at ford is guessing sterling 10.25 so guess I will have to wing it for now

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I would as usual, question the "guy" at Ford since 99 and later had a Sterling 10.5" and 99 and earlier had the 10.25". Some of those parts are interchangable, but you still want to order or buy the correct parts or you'll be back.

My advice is to know more about what you're getting into. If you don't set the internal bearing preload correctly and get the backlash dialed in it will make a sh!& ton of noise. I did my Jeep 3 times before I got it right and I have since done others, but would still prefer to take it to someone who does this all day since they get it right the first time. Anyhow, youtube is your friend in situations like these.

I would run it by the Ford guy once again with your new found knowledge and see what he says, and I am not trying to talk you out of it, it's just that it is not your ordinary DIY repair.
 

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you should have told me that in the first place dude! did not all trucks come with the sterling??? I will talk to him when I go back for parts and spec s for reassembly

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No, not all have Sterlings. Some have D60s. F350 duallys are all D80s.
What is the rear diff code on the door pillar sticker?
01 F350? SRW, DRW what?
 

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you should have told me that in the first place dude! did not all trucks come with the sterling??? I will talk to him when I go back for parts and spec s for reassembly

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Re-read the thread, I've told you a lot of things. I pointed out that F350's in particular are optioned differently wrt rear ends and that you could have a Sterling. I just didn't include the 10.25 since it's pointless. F350's came with D60's in DRW and SRW and D80's in DRW and a Sterling if it was not factory optioned with say a Heavy Tow package or Plow package and then you get the guy that says he has a Sterling in his Dually, You got one of 'em.

Your VIN has this info. You're asking online how to ID your rear end with the intention of pulling it all apart, This is not going to be your last thread.
 

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F350's came with D60's in DRW and SRW and D80's in DRW and a Sterling if it was not factory optioned with say a Heavy Tow package or Plow package and then you get the guy that says he has a Sterling in his Dually, You got one of 'em.
I'm pretty sure that DRWs were D80 only.
 

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01 srw 350 auto trans is
whoever owned it before I had a fifth wheel in

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sorry for all the fuss, I have a sterling 10.50. still has a sticker on the rearend, oops. got the parts and will be done this weekend. is there a site to use for specs that anyone uses?



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my two buddie whom are wrenches are doing the work for me are not new to this just I the middle man am. limited slip, does awesome brakestands:D

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update: bearings in rearend where good, did rear wheel bearings and internal carrier bearing to no avail. still vibrating, has to be one of two things, drive shaft or rear tires.don't drive it much so haven't been in huge hurry to get the drive shaft tested.

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