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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Quackaddict, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. Quackaddict

    Quackaddict 1/2 ton status

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    Yes this might seem like a newb type question but I did search. I really only need one answer. I got an 80 K-5. I looked at the Tech section and it says Dana 44's were up front until 77. It says they used the 10 bolt starting in 83.

    Now I looked close at mine and I noticed it has a drain/fill plug on the front of the diff cover. Does this mean I have a D44? anything else to look for. Trying to figure out what I have.


    Speaking of this question might want to throw a sticky somewhere with real pics of the differnt axles we all have?????
     
  2. duanel

    duanel Registered Member

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    the dana should have the model number stamped on the web or the nose, in my case it is on the drivers side bottom web 44-dcf. 44 being the model number. and the front diff shown in my haynes deffinatley aint a dana 44 as its drian plug is on the diff case not the cover.
     
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    interesting....because of this i went and took a look at my 83. I have no fill plug in the dif. case, and by the axle identification guide, i do infact have a 44 infront, its not the round/oval case like 10b's.

    wtf?
     
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    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Quick and easy way to tell a 10 bolt, it has "ears" on the either side of the pumpkin, below the cover. A Dana 44 has a plug in the cover, and like duanel said, it will have a 44-something at the 5 o'clock position, looking at it from the front.
     
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    lockedup72 Registered Member

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    i thought the easy way to tell is that all dana axle covers are straight(vertical) on both sides.
     
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    i only found #'s on the back of the casing by the yoke on the pass. side. i cant read it cause of the gunk.

    DSCF0603.JPG
     
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    i am pretty sure you have a 10 bolt
     
  9. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeppers... been a while since I've seen one, but all signs point to a 10b.

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