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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??
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
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.