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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013 Thread Starter
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Axle housing swap??

im trying to find the best way to get a new axle/differential housing swapped in my 01 mustang...the bearing went bad and screwed the whole thing up...bottom line is the pinion gear is stuck and after many attempts i can't still get out to change the bearings...instead of buying a whole new rear end i wanna know if i can just buy the axle housing and swap that out with the old one...secondly if i can just buy the housing and swap it, will i need to have anything welded in order to swap the new one?..



Also is there a website or place i can go to buy Just the housing or i also will prefer a housing with everything already in it ready to go??

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hell im even willing to just get a complete whole new rear end.....is there a website or place i can go for that?

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If you can't get the pinion out, what were you going to use in the new housing?

You know how to set backlash and all? I would personally just take it to a differential specialty shop. Thy can probably get the pinion out in no time.

If you want another rear just buy a complete used one from a 99-94 V6 and swap it in. Craigslist, junkyards, check for a LKQ in your area, or car-part.com

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yeah i was hoping to buy the new housing complete with the pinion if i could find one.... il definatly check out a pull and pay shop to see if i can find a whole new complete rear end. and no i dont know how too set backlash or anything.. its the first time i've ever worked on differentials
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If you don't know anything about setting the pinion depth, backlash, bearing preload or reading the contact pattern then you better get a complete rear end that is ready to go. There are a lot of people with the V6 cars that have swapped their 7.5 rear end for a 8.8 from a GT and they have their old 7.5 sitting around taking up space. You can probably find one pretty cheap. As far as I know all of the automatic cars had the same gear ratio and all of the 5 speed cars had the same gear ratio, so finding one that will work in your car shouldn't be too hard. You need a rear end from a '99 to '04 Mustang.

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ok thanks you helped a lot!
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Last I checked, the pick n pulls charged $100 for a complete rear. Not sure if that included brakes or not.

There's usually people parting out 99-04 V6 cars on Craigslist.... In my area there is at least.

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