- Loss of lube oil
- Lower sun gear shell bushings wear prematurely
OE and aftermarket bushings are too narrow for application.
This wider bushing gives more support and reduces shaft-to-bushing clearance.
Sun Gear Bushing
Front Sun Gear Shell, 1988-1992, Upgraded
- Width: 0.578"
- Housing Bore: 1.582"
- Shaft Dia.: 1.455"
- Assembled Height: 0.578"
- Material: Bimetal
- Bearing Style: Precision
In vehicles with AXOD & E ('88-'92) transmissions it is common for the lower sun gear bushing to wear. The sun gear holds two bushings, an upper and lower bushing. The upgraded Sonnax bushing 96009-01 replaces the lower and upper sun gear bushings.
- The Sonnax bushing is 50% wider for better support.
- Bushing has less bushing-to-shaft clearance than other available bushings.
Beginning in 1989 the upper bushing was used only to control oil flow, and is not used to support the sun gear.