1978 Chevy Malibu Differentials & Components

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      # 531049997
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Differential Ring and Pinion by Dorman®. The gears of Dorman’s Differential Ring and Pinion are engineered to effectively transfer torque from the driveshaft to the axles. It's robust steel construction ensures...
      Replacement eliminates driveline grinding and whining soundsDirect replacement for a proper fit
      $115.44 - $204.95
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      # 531079539
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Axle Differential Bearing and Seal Kit by Timken®. Get optimum vehicle performance with Timken bearings. Timken manufactures ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, and tapered roller bearings, and all...
      Designed to effectively reduce frictionUltimate load handling capability
      $63.91 - $106.01
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      # mpn739977048
      Chevy Malibu with 8.5" Ring Gear with General Motors Series Axle with 28 Spline 1978, Rear Mini Spool by USA Standard Gear®. Mini spools are a low-cost traction option for vehicles looking for full-time lockup. When it comes to a...
      Installs into a standard open carrier caseProvides 100% traction to both wheels at all times
      $92.55
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      # 531079526
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Differential Bearing by Timken®. Get optimum vehicle performance with Timken bearings. Timken manufactures ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, and tapered roller bearings, and all feature premium design,...
      Designed to effectively reduce frictionUltimate load handling capability
      $7.11 - $10.54
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      # mpn2035566
      Chevy Malibu with 8.75" Ring Gear / with 8.88" Ring Gear 1978, Rear Differential Bearing Set by Timken®. Get optimum vehicle performance with Timken bearings. Timken manufactures ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, and tapered...
      Designed to effectively reduce frictionUltimate load handling capability
      $11.93
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      # 531048817
      Chevy Malibu with 7.5" Ring Gear 1978, Rear Differential Pinion Bearing by Timken®. Get optimum vehicle performance with Timken bearings. Timken manufactures ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, and tapered roller bearings, and...
      Designed to effectively reduce frictionUltimate load handling capability
      $7.43 - $13.84
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      # 531088026
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Differential Pinion Seal by Timken®. Timken offers the right seal to keep your vehicle running optimally. Timken seals provide ultimate protection from contaminants and help retain lubricants and liquids,...
      Machined rubber sealing edge provides greater accuracy and consistency and a better sealing surfaceAn extra dust lip helps keep harmful contaminants out and protects against rust and corrosion
      $5.03 - $8.76
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      # 531100179
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Differential Race by Timken®. Precision manufactured using premium materials and made by the company that is trusted by many carmakers, the Timken race is the right choice if you opt for a highly durable part...
      OE quality fit, performance, and reliabilityCost-effective friction management solution
      $4.21 - $7.65
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      # mpn2006957
      Chevy Malibu with 7.5" Ring Gear 1978, Rear Outer Differential Pinion Race by Timken®. Precision manufactured using premium materials and made by the company that is trusted by many carmakers, the Timken race is the right choice if you...
      OE quality fit, performance, and reliabilityCost-effective friction management solution
      $3.74
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      # mpn2377090
      Chevy Malibu with 7.5" Ring Gear / with 7.625" Ring Gear 1978, Differential Crush Sleeve by Dorman®. A necessary item to replace when servicing the differential, Dorman’s Differential Crush Sleeve is durably built to retain optimal...
      Direct replacement for a proper fit every timeDesigned specifically for rear-wheel drive vehicles
      $2.84
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      # mpn2377088
      Chevy Malibu with 7.5" Ring Gear without Limited Slip Differential Axle 1978, Rear Differential Pinion Shaft Lock Bolt by Dorman®. Engineered from high-quality metal, Dorman’s Differential Pinion Shaft Lock Bolt effectively retains...
      Replacement restores drivabilityDirect replacement for a proper fit
      $1.74
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      # mpn1074426
      Chevy Malibu with 8.5" Ring Gear with GM Series Axle 1978, Rear Axle Differential Bearing by National®. This bearing is manufactured from high quality steel and constructed utilizing state-of-the-art computer controlled heat treatment...
      Premium bearing design matches OEM specificationsPrecision manufactured using premium-grade steel for outstanding durability and performance
      $7.78
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      # mpn1074425
      Chevy Malibu with 8.5" Ring Gear with GMC Transmission 1978, Rear Axle Differential Bearing Race by National®. This part is manufactured by one of the most trusted names in the automotive industry to keep your vehicle perform optimally....
      Premium bearing design matches OEM specificationsPrecision manufactured using premium-grade steel for outstanding durability and performance
      $4.16
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      # 531112081
      Chevy Malibu with 8.5" Ring Gear with GM Series Axle 1978, Rear Axle Differential Bearing and Seal Kit by National®. This bearing is manufactured from high quality steel and constructed utilizing state-of-the-art computer controlled...
      Spindle bearing and seal kitIncludes all components required to complete the repair
      $73.42 - $88.74
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      # 531106582
      Chevy Malibu with 8.5" Ring Gear with GM Series Axle 1978, Rear Differential Pinion Bearing by National®. This bearing is manufactured from high quality steel and constructed utilizing state-of-the-art computer controlled heat treatment...
      Premium bearing design matches OEM specificationsPrecision manufactured using premium-grade steel for outstanding durability and performance
      $8.07 - $10.74
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      # 531160885
      Chevy Malibu with 8.5" Ring Gear with GM Series Axle 1978, Rear Differential Pinion Race by National®. This part is manufactured by one of the most trusted names in the automotive industry to keep your vehicle perform optimally. It is...
      Premium bearing design matches OEM specificationsPrecision manufactured using premium-grade steel for outstanding durability and performance
      $4.34 - $5.68
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      # mpn1179154
      Chevy Malibu with 8.5" Ring Gear with GMC Transmission 1978, Rear Outer Differential Pinion Repair Sleeve by National®. This part is manufactured by one of the most trusted names in the automotive industry to keep your vehicle perform...
      National Redi-Sleeves are precision stainless steel wear sleeves designed to quickly repair damaged, grooved or worn shaftsStrong, durable stainless steel construction provides a corrosion-free sealing surface that surpasses most original shaft specifications
      $20.11
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      # mpn1307881
      Chevy Malibu with 8.5" Ring Gear with GM Series Axle 1978, Rear Outer Differential Pinion Seal by National®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and...
      National oil seals are recognized worldwide for their quality and reliable performance for every type of repair.Design Type: Spring Loaded; Multi-Lip
      $5.30
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      # mpn4517168181
      Chevy Malibu with 2.73 and Up Gear Ratio with GM 8.5" Series Axle with 10 Bolt 1978, Differential Carrier by Motive Gear®. Without Internal Kit. All Motive Gear products are engineered for their specific application and manufactured in...
      Motive Gear uses the highest quality standards of manufacturingFrom machining and finishing to heat treatment company demand the best
      $77.55
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      # 503333264
      Chevy Malibu with GM 7.5" Series Axle with 10 Bolt 1978, Rear Performance Ring and Pinion Gear Set by Motive Gear®. Location: Rear. Motive Gear Performance ring and pinions are perfect for dedicated racing or off-road vehicle. Gear sets...
      Central contact patternCNC start to finish
      $221.11 - $259.17
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      # mpn4517172536
      Chevy Malibu with 3.23 and Up Gear Ratio with GM 7.5" Series Axle with 10 Bolt 1978, Rear Pro Gear Ring and Pinion Gear Set by Motive Gear®. Location: Rear. Motive Gear Pro Gear ring and pinions are perfect for dedicated racing or...
      Motive Gear uses the highest quality standards of manufacturingFrom machining and finishing to heat treatment company demand the best
      $448.50
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      # 503401437
      Chevy Malibu with GM 7.5" Series Axle with 10 Bolt 1978, Rear Ring and Pinion Gear Set by Motive Gear®. Location: Rear. Motive Gear stock performance ring and pinions are excellent replacements for OE. Experienced installers prefer ring...
      Quiet operationComputer controlled heat treatment
      $210.05 - $241.63
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      # mpn4517168200
      Chevy Malibu with 3.23 and Up Gear Ratio with GM 7.5" Series Axle with 10 Bolt with 1.16" Axle Shaft Diameter 1978, Detroit Locker™ Rear Differential by Eaton®. Location: Rear. The Detroit Locker is a 100%-automatic locking...
      100% automatic locking - no driver action neededProvides maximum amount of traction to both wheel ends
      $774.70
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      # mpn4517170080
      Chevy Malibu with 3.23 and Up Gear Ratio with GM 7.5" Series Axle with 10 Bolt with 1.16" Axle Shaft Diameter 1978, Detroit Truetrac™ Rear Differential by Eaton®. Location: Rear. The Detroit Truetrac is a helical-gear style...
      Helical-style pinion gearsLimited-slip operation
      $462.64
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      # mpn4517169609
      Chevy Malibu with 3.23 and Up Gear Ratio with GM 7.5" Series Axle with 10 Bolt with 1.16" Axle Shaft Diameter 1978, Posi™ Rear Differential by Eaton®. Location: Rear. The Eaton Posi limited-slip differential prevents wheel slip before...
      Superior rebuildable designRace-bred carbon friction discs
      $487.18
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      # mpn4517172801
      Chevy Malibu with 26 Spline / with 28 Spline with 3.23 and Up Gear Ratio with GM 7.5" Series Axle 1978, Rear Dura Grip Carrier Case by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Without Spider Gears. Location: Rear. Dominate the track or hit the trails with...
      Enables you to keep your engine in the powerband for more giddy-up and high speedAllows for getting superior traction on just about any brutal terrain
      $254.96
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      # 503656045
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Dura Grip Positraction by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Location: Rear. The Yukon Dura Grip an example of the popular clutch plate limited slips that appeared as OE equipment. Steel clutch plates, half of which are covered...
      Provides aggressive yet smooth traction to give you the confidence and performance you needFully rebuildable 4 spring design with composite clutches
      $520.37 - $521.31
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      # mpn4517166816
      Chevy Malibu with 28 Spline with 2.73 and Up Gear Ratio with GM 8.5" Series Axle 1978, Rear Grizzly Locker by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Location: Rear. The Yukon Grizzly Locker is the ultimate in mechanical locking differentials for street,...
      Available for many popular off-road & performance applicationsPatent pending design reduces common failures
      $748.92
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      # 503330163
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear High Performance Ring and Pinion Gear Set by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Location: Rear. Yukon Ring and Pinion sets give you the confidence of knowing you’re running gears designed for the harshest of conditions....
      Smooth finishEasy Set-Up
      $262.49 - $503.50
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      # 503540062
      Chevy Malibu with 28 Spline 1978, Rear Standard Open Carrier Case by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Without Spider Gears. Location: Rear. Dominate the track or hit the trails with confidence by fine tuning your vehicle for neck-breaking speed and...
      Enables you to keep your engine in the powerband for more giddy-up and high speedAllows for getting superior traction on just about any brutal terrain
      $143.67 - $254.96
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      # 1091704710
      Chevy Malibu with 28 Spline with 2.73 and Up Gear Ratio with GM 8.5" Series Axle with 10 Bolt 1978, ECTED Max™ Rear Limited Slip Differential by Auburn Gear®. With Selectable Full Locker. Location: Rear. The ECTED Max is a selectable...
      Expertly crafted from superior materialsProvides exceptional reliability
      $740.21
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      # 1029317632
      Chevy Malibu with 10 Bolt 1978, HP™ Rear Limited Slip Differential by Auburn Gear®. Location: Rear. High Performance. Auburn Gear’s flagship limited-slip differential gives you smooth torque-sensing operation with the correct bias...
      Expertly crafted from superior materialsProvides exceptional reliability
      $416.16
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      # 1029307502
      Chevy Malibu with 10 Bolt 1978, Pro™ Rear Limited Slip Differential by Auburn Gear®. Location: Rear. Turns your torque up another notch, offering an even higher bias ratio and faster sensing reaction than HP for the very best in...
      Expertly crafted from superior materialsProvides exceptional reliability
      $474.91 - $518.98
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      # 503472062
      Chevy Malibu with Open Differential 1978, Lock Right Locker by Powertrax®. Powertrax Lock-Right performance lockers’ straight-line performance is equal to a solid spool axle, yet they automatically unlock during turns. When extreme...
      Brute force devices for rugged applicationsReplacement of differential case not required
      $405.19 - $406.60
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      # 503592997
      Chevy Malibu with Open Differential with 10 Bolt 1978, No-Slip Traction System by Powertrax®. For vehicles that are driven daily, the Powertrax No-Slip Traction System is the latest design in quiet traction-adding differential...
      Extreme Traction PerformanceEnables a 2 Wheel Drive to outperform a 4 Wheel Drive in poor traction conditions
      $418.28
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      # mpn4517168514
      Chevy Malibu with 28 Spline with 3.23 and Up Gear Ratio with GM 7.625" Series Axle 1978, Open Grip LS Traction System by Powertrax®. The Powertrax Grip LS, is a clutch-type differential in a forged steel case. This differential uses a...
      Comes Fully AssembledCarbon Fiber and Steel Friction Plate Technology
      $457.67
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      # 98438690
      Chevy Malibu with GM 7.5" Series Axle with 10 Bolt 1978, Rear Street Gear Ring and Pinion Gear Set by Richmond®. Location: Rear. Richmond Gear ring and pinions are perfect for any vehicle where performance and durability matters. Made...
      Outstanding design and state of the art manufacturing techniquesExtensive testing ensures uncompromising reliability
      $232.75 - $279.10
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      # 126460365
      Chevy Malibu with 10 Bolt 1978, Differential Bearing Kit by Motive Gear®. All Motive Gear products are engineered for their specific application and manufactured in state of the art facilities. All of company products undergo rigid...
      Motive Gear uses the highest quality standards of manufacturingFrom machining and finishing to heat treatment company demand the best
      $72.92 - $79.18
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      # 1225183467
      Chevy Malibu with 10 Bolt 1978, Differential Carrier Gear Kit by Motive Gear®. Dominate the track or hit the trails with confidence by fine tuning your vehicle for neck-breaking speed and performance with this premium differential...
      Motive Gear uses the highest quality standards of manufacturingFrom machining and finishing to heat treatment company demand the best
      $89.77 - $108.20
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      # 126459747
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Differential Gear Installation Kit by Motive Gear®. All Motive Gear products are engineered for their specific application and manufactured in state of the art facilities. All of company products undergo rigid quality...
      Motive Gear uses the highest quality standards of manufacturingFrom machining and finishing to heat treatment company demand the best
      $45.48 - $59.93
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      # 503389987
      Chevy Malibu with 10 Bolt 1978, Differential Master Bearing Kit by Motive Gear®. All Motive Gear products are engineered for their specific application and manufactured in state of the art facilities. All of company products undergo...
      Motive Gear uses the highest quality standards of manufacturingFrom machining and finishing to heat treatment company demand the best
      $90.49 - $100.58
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      # 503649251
      Chevy Malibu with GM 8.5" Series Axle with 10 Bolt 1978, Differential Pinion Bearing Kit by Motive Gear®. Dominate the track or hit the trails with confidence by fine tuning your vehicle for neck-breaking speed and performance with...
      Motive Gear uses the highest quality standards of manufacturingFrom machining and finishing to heat treatment company demand the best
      $46.56 - $59.74
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      # 1225038502
      Chevy Malibu with Open Differential with 10 Bolt 1978, Mini Spool by Motive Gear®. Dominate the track or hit the trails with confidence by fine tuning your vehicle for neck-breaking speed and performance with this premium differential...
      Motive Gear uses the highest quality standards of manufacturingFrom machining and finishing to heat treatment company demand the best
      $80.99 - $81.49
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      # 503697251
      Chevy Malibu with GM 7.5" Series Axle with 10 Bolt 1978, Rear Differential Super Bearing Kit by Motive Gear®. Location: Rear. Dominate the track or hit the trails with confidence by fine tuning your vehicle for neck-breaking speed and...
      Motive Gear uses the highest quality standards of manufacturingFrom machining and finishing to heat treatment company demand the best
      $113.17 - $125.76
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      # mpn4517166045
      Chevy Malibu with 28 Spline with 8.5" Series Axle with 10 Bolt 1978, Spool by Motive Gear®. All Motive Gear products are engineered for their specific application and manufactured in state of the art facilities. All of company products...
      Motive Gear uses the highest quality standards of manufacturingFrom machining and finishing to heat treatment company demand the best
      $148.35
    • (0 reviews)
      # 68490078
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Differential Bearing Installation Kit by Yukon Gear & Axle®. With Timken Bearings and Races. Location: Rear. Dominate the track or hit the trails with confidence by fine tuning your vehicle for neck-breaking...
      Enables you to keep your engine in the powerband for more giddy-up and high speedAllows for getting superior traction on just about any brutal terrain
      $140.92 - $169.45
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      # 68490176
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Differential Carrier Bearing Kit by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Location: Rear. Includes: Carrier bearings, races and "super" carrier shim kit. Yukon Carrier installation kits are great, low cost kits for carrier changes...
      Enables you to keep your engine in the powerband for more giddy-up and high speedAllows for getting superior traction on just about any brutal terrain
      $67.28 - $94.50
    • (0 reviews)
      # 68490086
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Differential Master Overhaul Kit by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Location: Rear. Yukon Master Overhaul kits give you all the high quality parts you need to start and finish every differential job. Yukon offers more...
      Most complete kits on the marketComplete overhaul package to rebuild differential
      $181.49 - $217.76
    • (0 reviews)
      # 68490095
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Differential Mini Installation Kit by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Location: Rear. Yukon Mini installation kits are a low cost solution for gear changes in newer vehicles where the bearings can be reused and includes all...
      Enables you to keep your engine in the powerband for more giddy-up and high speedAllows for getting superior traction on just about any brutal terrain
      $36.24 - $74.15
    • (0 reviews)
      # 68490088
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Differential Pinion Installation Kit by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Location: Rear. Yukon Pinion installation kits are a terrific solution for gear installation on lower mileage vehicles where the carrier bearings and...
      Enables you to keep your engine in the powerband for more giddy-up and high speedAllows for getting superior traction on just about any brutal terrain
      $107.68 - $125.62
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      # 503607107
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Mini Spool by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Location: Rear. Mini spools are a low-cost traction option for vehicles looking for full-time lockup. The mini spool installs into a standard open carrier and give 100% power to...
      Provides 100% traction to both wheels at all timesInstalls into standard open carrier case
      $109.39 - $184.32
    • (0 reviews)
      # 503458351
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Spider Gear Set by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Location: Rear. Dominate the track or hit the trails with confidence by fine tuning your vehicle for neck-breaking speed and performance with this premium differential...
      Enables you to keep your engine in the powerband for more giddy-up and high speedAllows for getting superior traction on just about any brutal terrain
      $101.94 - $225.57
    • (0 reviews)
      # 1028895982
      Chevy Malibu with 28 Spline with GM 8.5" Series Axle 1978, Rear Spool by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Location: Rear. Dominate the track or hit the trails with confidence by fine tuning your vehicle for neck-breaking speed and performance with...
      Enables you to keep your engine in the powerband for more giddy-up and high speedAllows for getting superior traction on just about any brutal terrain
      $264.78 - $282.88
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4517166583
      Chevy Malibu with GM 7.5 Series Axle / with GM 7.625" Series Axle 1978, Differential Mega Bearing Kit by Richmond®. Dominate the track or hit the trails with confidence by fine tuning your vehicle for neck-breaking speed and performance...
      Outstanding design and state of the art manufacturing techniquesExtensive testing ensures uncompromising reliability
      $157.24
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4517167735
      Chevy Malibu with Chrysler 9.25" Series Axle / with GM 7.5" Series Axle / with GM 7.75" Series Axle / with GM 7.625" Series Axle / with GM 8" Series Axle / with GM 8.2" Series Axle / with GM 8.5" Series Axle / with GM 8.625" Series Axle...
      Motive Gear uses the highest quality standards of manufacturingFrom machining and finishing to heat treatment company demand the best
      $2.47
    • (0 reviews)
      # 503290349
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Differential Bearing Race Driver by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Location: Rear. Dominate the track or hit the trails with confidence by fine tuning your vehicle for neck-breaking speed and performance with this premium...
      Enables you to keep your engine in the powerband for more giddy-up and high speedAllows for getting superior traction on just about any brutal terrain
      $116.74 - $126.07
    • (0 reviews)
      # 503322302
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Differential Bearing Race Punch by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Location: Rear. Dominate the track or hit the trails with confidence by fine tuning your vehicle for neck-breaking speed and performance with this premium...
      Enables you to keep your engine in the powerband for more giddy-up and high speedAllows for getting superior traction on just about any brutal terrain
      $59.80
    • (0 reviews)
      # 503639374
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Differential Carrier Bearing Puller by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Location: Rear. Dominate the track or hit the trails with confidence by fine tuning your vehicle for neck-breaking speed and performance with this...
      Works with an impact gun to safely and easliy remove carrrier bearingsEnables you to keep your engine in the powerband for more giddy-up and high speed
      $456.92 - $545.85
    • (0 reviews)
      # 87410701
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Differential Clutch Set by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Location: Rear. Yukon uses higher quality materials and better techniques than OEM to ensure a longer lasting spider gear set. Designed utilizing the latest...
      Expertly crafted from premium materialsDesigned to match rigorous quality standards
      $136.03 - $310.77
    • (0 reviews)
      # 503308264
      Chevy Malibu with Posi Differential 1978, Rear Differential Cross Pin Bolt by Yukon Gear & Axle®. Location: Rear. Dominate the track or hit the trails with confidence by fine tuning your vehicle for neck-breaking speed and performance...
      Enables you to keep your engine in the powerband for more giddy-up and high speedAllows for getting superior traction on just about any brutal terrain
      $3.70




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