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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Carrier Bearing... I searched... Just confirming... in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Lots of threads but can't find a solution yet aside from the stock $700 assembly or the $1K overbuilt G-force. ...
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    Carrier Bearing... I searched... Just confirming...

    Lots of threads but can't find a solution yet aside from the stock $700 assembly or the $1K overbuilt G-force. Just want to confirm that this is the case before I bite the bullet on one of these. My carrier bearing is sagging and the rear shaft section rests on the exhaust piping.

    Has anyone successfully had a driveline shop rebuild a carrier or replace with some alternative?

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    http://www.shop.gforce1320.com/produ...&categoryId=61

    Does anyone know if this sacrifices clearance? Does the straight shot make the driveshaft position lower than a stock 2-piece that goes through the carrier?

    I may have lesser clearance than stock due to my crossover pipe in place of stock resonator on the exhaust... worried about interference.

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    Re: Carrier Bearing... I searched... Just confirming...

    I have my stock driveshaft for sale. If interested PM me. The drive shaft is in mint condition.

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    Re: Carrier Bearing... I searched... Just confirming...

    pm sent

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    Re: Carrier Bearing... I searched... Just confirming...

    Wasn't there someone who figured out how to disassemble the drive shaft and replace it? Does anyone know if the regular CTS bearing works? Mine sounds pretty rough right now too, and I might as well replace it when I do my diff.

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    Re: Carrier Bearing... I searched... Just confirming...

    EDIT: I was mistaken. I went back and looked for the thread that I was thinking of and it was for the normal CTS. Apparently the normal CTS has an easily serviceable carrier bearing. Not sure what makes ours different.

    Goodluck

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    Re: Carrier Bearing... I searched... Just confirming...

    If sagging is the issue, I have a thread showing a very low cost fix.
    Not easy to search for, here it is:
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...tle-issue.html

    My 2 component adhesive was hand mixed and applied so a little sloppy. With an 18:1 or better caulk gun, you can make a nice clean shot into the gap. If you ask for a little applicator of black primer, you can coat the inside and outside steel ring prior to applying the adhesive for better adhesion. I would add some up the sides for added latteral support. (EDIT: This assumes you stop in at a local autoglass repair shop. They will sell you a tube of adhesive and probably give you a black primer applicator stick if you ask)

    Even with my sloppy install, this cheap fix has kept the driveshaft off my exhaust when going over bumps for several months now. I believe the banging over bumps was a major reason my Corsa welds failed in front of the resonators. Luckly I got a new front section under warranty.

    That, and a squirt of seafoam into the bearing itself to stop random squealing from the bearing for a few months at a time has been a much more cost effective than a new shaft until I save up for a new rear.

    hope this helps,
    -PJ

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