Bent Axle Housing
I have a 2014 Ford E-350 Super Duty, EB, Quigley conversion, V-10 gas. This is a big, heavy van.
The passenger side rear tire wore out only on the inside, the outside was still brand-new. The alignment guy told me that the rear housing was bent. I have no idea how this happened as I only travel (so far) on relatively mild dirt roads.
So, it appears that this needs to be either straightened or replaced. My usual mechanic says that straightening it and replacing it with a used unit will cost about the same overall, but he worries that a straightened housing will just bend again. I find used rear-ends all over the country on eBay but I am reluctant to purchase such a thing with little recourse if it didn't work out.
Also, I was wondering about some kind of stiffener welded on that housing once it is replaced or repaired and if that might prevent a future repeat event.
I'm here looking for advice from folks who know vastly more than I do about all of this, so thanks in advance...