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There is a problem with that part from Oldbuickparts, looked at ebay and that’s the seller. I think they are the only reproducer of the part and sell to several other parts suppliers to our market. See my post above. They sell the stock bearing with an OD of 2.440″. Their repro carrier has an ID of 2.450-2.460″ per the one from them I have and per the measurements from other vendors who sell the same part from oldbuickparts aka Cars inc. This is supposed to be a press fit so the carrier should be smaller than the bearing by .003″-.005″. This bearing simply falls out of the carrier, not good. I talked to them about it and they have a lot of them and did not express any desire to make any changes, they suggested gluing it in. I don’t know what everyone is doing to make those parts right but I am looking at a bushing with a slightly smaller OD bearing to make it a press in fit. Some driveline shops don’s care and will glue it or wrap it in allum foil to “make it work”, the shop I work with prefers a different solution.

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