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Dana 60 ID question for Dodge

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by joefl, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. joefl

    joefl 1/2 ton status

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    I found a wrecked Dodge. Didn't have much time to make a ID on the front axle. It's overly caked with oil and dirt. Whats the easiest way to ID to if it's a Dana 60 or 44? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Take a look at the steering arm on mounted on the top of the driver side knuckle -

    D44 = 3 studs in a row holding the steering arm to the knuckle.

    D60 = 4 studs in a square pattern holding the steering arm to the knuckle.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif sweet, I'll check
     
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    it will also only have 3 u bolts, the housing has 2 studs to hold on a side of the spring plate
     
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    also, it will have a kingpin cap with a grease zerk on top of the knuckle instead of a castle nut.
     
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    it will also only have 3 u bolts, the housing has 2 studs to hold on a side of the spring plate

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    Dodge front HD D44 Unit Bearing axles have the same setup as well. So it is always wise to check the steering knuckle or look for the 60F on the center diff if possible.
     

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