winston wrote:Are there other problems i am not seeing or maybe not recognizing?
Nope, that's the only problem I found. Looks like several bearings popped out at some point (maybe when I was driving over an uneven surface), and that allowed the others to move across grooves (the clunking I was hearing).
winston wrote:Wondering if a good machine shop could build up that area and re-machine.
Perhaps, but I could see that costing a small fortune with how the local shops charge around here.
winston wrote:That pinion and ring gear are sold as a set.
What is the part number? I couldn't find the part on the Hoye website or maybe I was looking in the wrong place. #6 in the diagram further up in the thread isn't a clickable link.
PS what is the equivalent US market model as far as the FWD/axle are concerned?