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I'm bummed!...D44 Blown

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cavalry, Sep 9, 2001.

  1. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

    Oct 1, 2000
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    upstate NY(although I cant figure out why)
    I\'m bummed!...D44 Blown

    Was pretty excited when I checked out my 3/4 ton swap and saw I was getting a D44. Price was right so I dint look at the truck too much before I bought it. Cleaned up the front axle today pulled the cover and found the cross shaft in 2 pieces and the spider gears laying in the bottom of the pumpkin. So....I guess now I will have to pull the shafts and see if they got ate up when the spiders moved around. At a minimum I will need a rebuild, carrier and gears. I still have my 10 bolt so I guess I could swap the knuckes off the 44....then I would only have to change gears.....ho humm.......

    "There is a fine line between hobby and mental illness"
    84 K5
  2. RedDwarf

    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

    May 9, 2001
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    North Central Florida
    Re: I\'m bummed!...D44 Blown

    Just replace the carrier with a Detroit.

    Lift It, Lock It, LIVE IT!!!

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