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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chulisohombre, May 31, 2002.
any body know where to get dana 44 front axle schematics
what for ? <no offense intended>
im trying to see where the axle tube seal goes on a 72 front dana44 axle.mines leaking 80/90 weight and the seal i got looks more of an internal than external seal.
I believe the seal is by the pumpkin, outside the carrier bearings..
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you need to pull the ring gear and carrier to change em.
Hmmm.......I'm pretty sure there is no seal in there....The tubes are pressed into the housing. If it's leaking from around were the tube meets the housing, chances are the tube is either pulling out of the housing or the housing is cracked. I have first hand experience with this on my rear 12 bolt. Click the link in my sig then go to the "Broken Blazer Parts" album to see my crackd housing,
Where's the oil leaking from?
The ends of the axle tubes or where the tube meets the diff housing?
Seal goes in from the inside of the pumkin. There is no seal at the outboard end of the tube on the front axle.
There we go, bigjbear hit the nail on the head.
The seal is indeed inside the diff housing. To change it, you have to take the entire front end apart, pull the axle shafts and then drop the diff out of the housing. Then you can finally get to the seals to change them. /forums/images/icons/mad.gif Might as well do both sides while you have it ripped apart. Also clean out the axle tubes while you have everything apart. Mud can get up into the tubes and cause those seals to fail. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
Hmmm...lol, I guess I shouyldn't assume the D44's are the same as the 12 bolts....duh. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
The Dana 44 is the front, steering axle. Lots more stuff going on in there than in a rear end. On most rear axles, the lube goes out to the ends of the tubes, to keep the wheel bearings lubed. But up front the lube stays just in the pumpkin.
I am well aware that the D44 is the steering axle. I've just never had one apart. I've had my 12 boilt apart numerous times. There is no such seal in a 12 bolt, and I made the mistake of assuming that there was one in the D44. If I had thought about it before replying, I would have realized this.
OK know i need a schematic, i bought an install kit with bearing and shims for my 1972- 1/2 ton 44 but i ended up with a 1974- 3/4 ton 44, as far as i know it shouldn't matter. i have the new axle seals in and am ready to put the carrier in but the packet that was labeled carrier shims are to small of a diameter to fit the bearing reise(sp) i need help please. thanks
Errr, Well........What exactly do ya need help with?
i figured it out, the shims go on the inside of the carrier bearings. this is my first dana axle to tear down so i wasn't sure where the shims went because they didn't look like they would go behind the reise.
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