easier to change out? what if its only a few bearings? the usual culprit on these is pinion bearings loosen up and then the pinion drops into the carrier. a simple re-bearing is an easy weekend job if your somewhat proficient. if not find a good driveline shop to do this for you. pm me and give me the details and i can prob help you out
1992 ford ranger, efi 302, built aod, np205, rear 8.8 w/ls and disc brake, custom skid plates, 37" iroks custom springs, 9k winch and few other goodies.