Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Eastern Arkansas
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I wouldn't put new bearings in there if there isn't play in the ones in there now. Pull the diff, unbolt the case halves, and pull the diff in two (make sure you keep up with the shims and keep them on the ring gear on the same side they're on now).
Clean out the casings and lube those bearings. They've probably been setting up for months if not years. Lube them up good with some gear oil, and grease the bearings in the brake housing and left axle tube, and put it back together. Those factory bearings are better than anything else you're going to get, so if there isn't play in them, clean them out and then re-lube them up and get them spinning freely, and leave them in there.