Lo and Behold, one of the bearings was shot but not the front one, this one.
Where would I find one? Is this a Dealer-only item?
This whole reseal was prompted by the input shaft seal leaking terribly, and then I saw this.
The seal is barely on the machined surface at all! If I push on the back of the shaft it looks like this.
Then I looked at what pre-loaded that shaft in the case, and realized that it was this large piece in the back.
And the other side of it had some wear, possibly causing a loss of shaft pre-load.
There is a groove worn in this plate. The depth where the bearing rides is .023" thinner on one side than the other.
Once again, where would one source this part? Dealer-only?
So far I just know O'reilly's and Rockauto don't have these parts.
Edited by soobenthusiast, 27 August 2011 - 10:03 PM.