Merc GM rear wheel bearing recs
Am replacing rear wheel bearings in 1986 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0 - 200K +. Found wear on right axle and wonder about which brand of bearing to buy among extended bearings offered.
I ask this because I replaced one on my JD loader and it disintegrated within a week. Do not wish this to happen at 70 mph on Interstate with Mercury.
What happened to inner bearing races anyway? 200K is a reasonable outcome for a wheel bearing, but replacing axles is nearly impossible for these older models.
I see a shim kit advertized on some Ford rear ends. Is this an option for bearing replacement without shop work?