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ron.gcp 05-24-2013 10:15 PM

8.8 Pinion Shaft
The pinion shaft on my rearend worked its way loose and got damaged. Is there somewhere to buy one or is this a salvage yard piece?

reldla1996 05-24-2013 10:43 PM

You will need to replace both the ring and pinion gears.

dawson1112 05-24-2013 10:55 PM

explain damaged please. And did the big nut that holds the pinion in the housing come loose? I fear your gonna need more than just the pinion shaft.

mjr46 05-25-2013 12:17 AM

where in VA are you??

ron.gcp 05-25-2013 06:33 AM

I got another limited slip unit, ring and pinion (3.73), and axles, but no pinion shaft. Was trying to figure out where I can get shaft and shaft lock bolt. Thanks for everyones reply.

ron.gcp 05-25-2013 06:35 AM


Originally Posted by mjr46 (Post 8219527)
where in VA are you??

Hampton V.A., A few miles from V.A. Beach.

dawson1112 05-25-2013 07:34 AM

Is this what your looking for

dawson1112 05-25-2013 07:53 AM

this was a double post for some reason

Is there a way to delete posts or does a mod have to do it??

ron.gcp 05-25-2013 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by dawson1112 (Post 8219620)

Thanks. I just ordered one from Summitt for $14.95. I was just hoping to find one locally. The one I ordered wont be here untill June 3. Some how I sheared the bolt holding the pin in and the pin was slapping around. Messed the pinion gear teeth up where the pin was smacking it. Could of been worse if the pin would of came all the way out though.

dawson1112 05-25-2013 06:29 PM

That locking bolt must have had a defect in it or something cause they are hardened and I cant imagine putting enough force on one to shear it in two. Unless it didn't have any thread lock on it and it loosened up enough to hit .

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