03 AWD Rear Axle Assembly

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03 AWD Rear Axle Assembly

Post by chesehd » Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:32 pm

So the pumpkin on my ride has decided to commit harikari. )>)

Lots and lots of metal pieces that don't belong on the magnet were found.

I'm now in the market for a new rear assembly. Does anyone have any recommendations on who to talk to for a reasonable deal? Or, equally as important, who to avoid?

There'a a reasonably good chance I'll be doing this myself.

3.42, no posi

Thanks in advance!
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Re: 03 AWD Rear Axle Assembly

Post by Captn. Crunch » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:12 pm

Start here:
http://www.car-part.com/mobile/
Enter all pertinent van info a find exact replacement close to you. Swap out entire unit. Replacing internals is rather involved. Much math and multiple put it together/take it a parts.
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Re: 03 AWD Rear Axle Assembly

Post by AstroWill » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:45 am

Stop by your local junk yards. The ones that aren't online tend to offer the best deals. Shop around because some are cheap and some are smoking crack. Look for one that has been wrecked in the front(plenty of those around) and looks to be well kept and without leakage.

Easy way to find same rear end ratio is to go by RPO codes, and then VERIFY before you buy.

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