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d44 question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by protechk5, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. protechk5

    protechk5 1/2 ton status

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    The pinon on a d44 came lose, I can move it around about 1/4 of a inch. Thinking its just a bad pinon bearing or crush sleeve?? Never seen this before. And the gears and detriot was just put in like 6months ago by a shop. I pulled the cover and the gears look fine. My question is, can i pull the carrier and remove the pinon, put a new bearing or crush sleeve on and install in all back it the same way it came out without messing with the backlash? Thanks
     
  2. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Hell I'd take it back to the shop that did the work. Sounds like a pinion bearing to me.
     
  3. 79chevyk10

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    Yeah with proper inspection, did the pinion nut come loose or did they not crush the sleeve all the way.......Anyway, I would definitely take it back to the shop that did it. Only 6 months they shoud honor their work.
     
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    Dana 44s use shims for pinion bearing preload. Did they use a new nut on the pinion yoke? These are a steel locknut, and they should not really be re-used as they can come loose. Also, the pinion bearings could have failed if they were preloaded too much or not enough.
     

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