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'93 Explorer 8.8 rebuild

When prepping an axle what should I inspect and replace before I mount it to my Ranger? I already know about the spring and shock perch relocation. I'm wondering what I need to inspect and replace. The Explorer axle is more then 10yrs old. Things wear out.
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definetely the fluid.

Is it a L/S? if so then prolly replace the L/S plates or whatever they are called. New bearing and oil seals.
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Yeah, it has an LS and 3.73 gears.
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Throw the TracLok in the trash where it belongs and get a good L/S or locker before you put it in the Ranger. Just make sure all the bearings are ok as well.
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How do I tell if the bearings are still okay?
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Look for any chipping, pitting, or excessive wear. If everything looks OK, slap them back in there.
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When I start working on the axle I'll post pictures and ask for 2nd opinions on wear and tear of the components if I don't have a knowledgeable person helping me.
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that will be a smart idea
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