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there was 1 forum member , that eventually discovered that the rear axle ring gear carrier was cracked

it would expand and run out of round when under load , might try that as well
That seems way over my head. Is there a way to check that without having to completely disassemble the differential? I do not have the technical expertise to take apart the diff.
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just remove the differential cover and check the carrier for hair line cracks

clean off the carrier with cleaner , a hair line crack or even a crack is visible to the eye
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If that is the case, how much is it to have someone replace this gear? I know there are some things in there that need to be set up in a certain way (which I don't know how to do).
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no no no !!!

the carrier is the part in which the ring gear is bolted to .

the carrier needs to be checked for hair line cracks

not sure of the cost to replace around your area if the carrier is cracked and needs replaced
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Having same problem

Did upper control arm, lower controll arm ball joints, new tires, balanced and alignment. Replace shoes and hardware on drums but didn't replace drums. I have heard that drums out of round or out of balance can be the problem.
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Fighting something similar, got rid of most of it with a rear drum change.

The ones I pulled off were kinda on the wimpy side, and one had lots of weights and both were out of round like someone had stomped on the brakes when they were hot. Not something I noticed, but the mechanic at NTB helping to track down my vibration did. The new 'basic' drums from O'reillys were nice, almost heavy duty compared to what had been put on before. Put the new one against the old and the out of round was VISIBLE! Going to get the front rotors turned in the next few days and hope to be back to the smooth ride I had a few months ago.
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Does or did those out of round drums cause your brakes e pedal to pulse?
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Yes, that was the final big clue in it being the brake problem was the pulsing pedal. Although the weird part was that initially it DID NOT pulse the pedal.

After all is said and done the rear drums were visibly out of round, I'm guessing in the neighborhood of 3/16". The front right disc was .015 warped, the front left only .005. I still have a little bit of vibration, but the shop I got the tires from had a problem with it's balancer a while back. I took them to a different store of the same chain and got rid of most of my vibration back then, going to do the same in the near future as well as change all four shocks. They look like the originals, the outer shell on the rears are rusted through in spot.

If all goes well I should be running smooth after all that.

FYI, for those of you that have four wheel disc, you need to realize that the rears are quite often a disc / mini drum combo. The disc for main braking, and a small drum break inside the rotor for your emergency brake. Lots of problems stem from that little drum brake. Even something as simple as build up from lack of use.

Found that out with my '05 F-150. Chased a vibration for over a year until one of the guys popped the back disc's and cleaned the inner surface of the little drum. I'd never used the emergency brake and it had an uneven coating of dust and dirt caked inside.
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