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i guess driving with my pinion bearing going bad has caused a lot of metal shavings in my axle and my mechanic said I should just go to a junk yard and buy a new axle
 

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i guess driving with my pinion bearing going bad has caused a lot of metal shavings in my axle and my mechanic said I should just go to a junk yard and buy a new axle
I have heard it will fit; however, the whole axle assembly is about 1-2 inches narrower on 94-98 Mustangs. It can be done, but if you can find an axle assembly for a 99-04 that would definitely be the best choice. Also, make sure it is from a GT, Bullitt, or Mach 1 because the V6's have the 7.5" housing instead of the 8.8".
 

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^ What he said. It is about 2" narrower, and I can't say for sure but would think that as a result that the backside of the wheels rubbing on the quad shocks or something in the inner wheelwell could be a real possibility. You could run spacers to counteract that, but that then runs into other potential issues....

Go find something out of a '99+ car. Check the local pick n' pulls, CL, usedcarpart.com, etc.
 

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^ I wasn't able to view a price for an 8.8 on that link, but given that a 7.5 is almost $1200 then I can only guess an 8.8 has gotta be $1400.

I would look into having your existing rear rebuilt. New diff, ring and pinion set + bearings and seals and labor to make it happen should come in at least a couple hundred less than a full on replacement.

And keep looking for used rears. Reasonable suspicion is there should be plenty of pick n' pulls in the Detroit area.
 

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^ I wasn't able to view a price for an 8.8 on that link, but given that a 7.5 is almost $1200 then I can only guess an 8.8 has gotta be $1400.

I would look into having your existing rear rebuilt. New diff, ring and pinion set + bearings and seals and labor to make it happen should come in at least a couple hundred less than a full on replacement.

And keep looking for used rears. Reasonable suspicion is there should be plenty of pick n' pulls in the Detroit area.
I agree with SoCal. $260 for a rebuild kit, including ring and pinion, carrier and pinion bearings, pinion seal, crush sleeve, gear oil, and friction modifier. Add another $30 for new axle bearings and seals, and somewhere between $300 and $600 for the job. It will come out cheaper, and there is no reason to replace the whole axle housing unless the car has been in a really bad wreck or something.
 

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ive tried looking around for a rear but no luck yet, and my mechanic told me it would cost as much as a new one because of taking out the bad **** and all the cleaning he would have to do and put in all the new parts
 

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thats funny! I CALLED StangUSA and they said that had a complete 98 axle disc to disc which is the same one i made this topic about.. lol
 

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no 2001..
 
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