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Hi guys,
Noticed a noise coming from rear while out of town on vacation, a bit like "loud" tires. Gets louder with vehicle speed, independent of accel/decel.
Got home, jacked rear of car up, noticeable play in both rear wheels.
Is there a defined minimum diameter service limit from GM for wagon axles?
Moreover, do these axles look reusable (with OE or "axle saver" bearings)?
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If groove can catch your thumbnail? Axles are junk...
 

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Axles don't make much noise compared to bearings.
 

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I don't see anything on those axles that would make me toss them.
Take some scotchbite pad and some oil ,
Grasp the axle with pad in hand and turn it as you move the pad like a cylinder hone.
Wipe off , take another look.


Axle saver bearings, big thumbs down here.
 

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How many miles are on the car? If it is over 200K the axles are probably worn enough to replace them. I second 95 wagon on the saver bearings being bad news. They do not look all that great, and since you have them out, you might as well replace them,, including new bearings and seals. Moser makes nice axles that are not all that expensive. The Moser axles will outlast anything else you can buy, and they are made in the US. I think Yukon makes axles too, and should be good if not made in China or India, as most are.
 
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