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D44 rebuild ??? HELP PLEASE!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by the beast, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. the beast

    the beast 1/2 ton status

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    I need to rebuild my front 44 before next weekend.

    -Is there a seal between the pumpkin housing and the axle tube? I don't see anything on all the parts diagrams I find, but I find it hard to beleive that there isn't.

    -Also can I replace the carrier bearings with out having to have the whole thing set up again? I figure if I have to take it out to install the lunch box locker, I should just do them.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. 79chevyk10

    79chevyk10 1/2 ton status

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    The seals are inside the diff housing, remove the carrier and you'll see them on the inside of the housing.
     
  3. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Yes there are seals in the axel tubes. The axels & carrier need to be removed to replace them. Once the housing is gutted use a long bar and knock out the seal into the pumkin. I use a large socket & hammer to tap in the new seal.
    Carrier bearings are pressed on, inbetween the berring & carrier are your shims for adjusting R&P pattern. You may beable to pull the bearings taking extra caution to not screw up the shims as well as puting the shims exactly how they were.

    Good Luck
    Burt
     

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