I've got a big rear axle question. Whats cheaper, rebuild or replace whole axle? I've got a 97 1500 xtended cab 5-peed with the 9.25 with 3.55 gears. Damn thing locked up on me yesterday. Pulled the diff cover today and found one tooth from the ring gear and a few shards that I haven't figured out where they came from. Looks like the pinion bearing went out because the chunk is eat all to hell where the pinion was hitting it. I know it was serviced before because the id tag is missing. Thanks for any help.