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I have a 87 ford 10.25 sterling rear diff and the shims on both sides of the carrier are starting to slide out. I feel that the gears are properly installed and I'm not seeing excessive wear or heat. Is this common? Are there any good methods to keep the shims from sliding out?
 

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If the shims are walking out, it may not have enough carrier bearing preload.
 

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Don't the shims go under the bearing? How could they be sliding out? Been awhile since I had mine apart...
 

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I've seen this happen too. I just chocked it up to 10.25's suck

It's difficult to get enough carrier bearing preload, IIRC the 10.25s don't accept a case spreader.
 
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