25 Assembly of all the new components for the front is identical to the rearend. Once the pinion is installed, the carrier goes back in the housing with the shims on the outside of the side bearings. It's a tight fit, and we had a heck of a time getting the carrier back in on the bench. Then it dawned on us to let gravity help and we set the housing vertically on the floor. Once in position as shown, it took some light persuading from a plastic dead-blow hammer to seat the carrier in the housing without damaging it.