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    Default front diff axel bearing?

    I may have asked this before but here goes.
    I have a roaring in the front end that I am 99% sure is coming from the front drivers side axel where it enters the differential.
    I have a repair book that does not cover this area.
    My question is, is it necessary to disassemble the differential to replace this bearing and seal?

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    What yr/model truck GM used a lot of different axles over the years.

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    Sorry, forgot that part.
    Its a 1999 new model silverado. 4x4 auto with the small v8.

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    Come on mooseye, is it 1500 or 2500?

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
    Weather Tech floor mats
    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.

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    im almost positive that it has to come apart. and while your at it do all the bearings, pretty common at our shop to rebuild GM front diffs

    2003 Z71 Silverado LS
    Access roll up cover
    Bed Rails
    Billet Grill insert
    Bed Rug
    CB with PA system
    Waiting to be installed
    Two 8in RF HX2 punch( would have 12s but they got stolen)

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