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Problem with part #'s for Front Dana 60

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Shagnaz, Apr 12, 2003.

  1. Shagnaz

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    Problem with part #\'s for Front Dana 60

    I just got my Detroit locker for my front Dana 60. So, I pulled everything down and I am needing the seal for the axle tube. It's called a Seal & Guide tube. I called the parts store w/ the # that was on a post, but we don't know what brand the seal is.
    Also, anyone know the torque specs on the front hubs?
    I have two different sequence on doing it, but don't know
    what is right.
    The first one is 70 pounds...back off 90 degrees...35 pounds and than back off 3/8's of a turn.
    The second one is 50 pounds and don't back off anymore than
    1/4 turn. I guess you have to feel if there is any drag.

    Please help...I am going on a trip to North Carolina next weekend. Gotta get this thing back together soon.

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Mike B
     
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    Re: Problem with part #\'s for Front Dana 60

    I set mine by the 50lb, 1/4 turn. No problems for 1 1/2yrs.
     
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    Re: Problem with part #\'s for Front Dana 60

    Did you set it at 50 lbs. and then back off 1/4 turn? And left it at that?
     
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    Re: Problem with part #\'s for Front Dana 60

    Yes, you back it off just enough to get the lockring in place.
     
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    Re: Problem with part #\'s for Front Dana 60

    the danger with that is that it may take more then 50# to seat the bearings.

    basically
    1- you crank it pretty firm to seat the bearings
    2- then back it off
    3- then set free play (or preload in some cases, check the manual. when in doubt I would err to freeplay)

    a torque wrench is not required at all, and using the above 50# number may lead to a bad experience.
    I think in this type stuff it is important to know the 'why' and the 'how' becomes evident.
     
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    Re: Problem with part #\'s for Front Dana 60

    I had the steps to do the correct torqueing, but I lost them. Ciltons says, well it's in my orginal post, but the
    Dana Spicer says the 50#. I thougth I had it wiped, but I
    took it out on the highway and it was warmer than the driver's side. I am going to break everything down again and redo it. Repack the bearing etc...
    Gotta get ready for K5 Crawl. I am driving up there from
    Charleston,SC and on top of that I am going this weekend to
    Uwharrie to do a clean up/wheel. Late night, here I come!
    Thanks
    Mike B
     

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