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    Mark Lester
  • Location
    Nashville TN
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    2000 GMC Yukon XL
  1. GM 8.6 Differential w/G80

    The axle tube looks perfectly clear. The old bearings came out easy and intact. in fact, I was surprised how easily the bearing came out on the "problem" side. I keep coming back to the trouble I had pulling out the axle shaft on this side the first time. This is the first time I have ever used the flange in my axle/bearing puller tool kit to remove an axle. Mine have always come out very easy? maybe I have just been lucky. I really didn't want to have to take the carrier out, but am afraid that may be the next step. I really appreciate your help. Thank you.
  2. GM 8.6 Differential w/G80

    Thanks Doug! The one that is inserted is the left side. It slides right in like it should. The axles are same length I believe. I did mark them when I removed them - but either shaft installs beautifully in left side and neither go in all the way on the right.
  3. Hi everyone! I have a problem I haven't had to deal with before. Today I was replacing the rear axle bearings on a used 8.6 differential w/G80 that I am going to install in my 2000 Yukon XL. The left side worked just like it was supposed to. The right side did not. I removed the clip and the right shaft wouldn't come out by hand. I used my slide hammer it came out after 3 or 4 pops.I replaced the bearing and seals with no trouble. Tried to put the shaft back in and it gets close to seating, but stops about 1.5 " short. So I don't know if I let it rotate and now it is out of alignment or is there something up with this differential? I do not know its history. I have seen internet posts with guys cautioning that's it is difficult to get axle shafts back in in things get out of alignment, but I have not found any guidance on how to get things back in alignment? Does anyone have any suggestions?? Thanks In advance!!! Mark
  4. GM 8.6 Differential w/G80

    Hi everyone! I have a problem I haven't had to deal with before. Today I was replacing the rear axle bearings on a used 8.6 differential w/G80 that I am going to install in my 2000 Yukon XL. The left side worked just like it was supposed to. The right side did not. I removed the clip and the right shaft wouldn't come out by hand. I used my slide hammer it came out after 3 or 4 pops.I replaced the bearing and seals with no trouble. Tried to put the shaft back in and it gets close to seating, but stops about 1.5 " short. So I don't know if I let it rotate and now it is out of alignment or is there something up with this differential? I do not know its history. I have seen internet posts with guys cautioning that's it is difficult to get axle shafts back in in things get out of alignment, but I have not found any guidance on how to get things back in alignment? Does anyone have any suggestions?? Thanks In advance!!! Mark
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