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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88jimmyoungowner, Jan 6, 2003.
im pretty shure the link should work. thanks
Kinda hard to tell, but by looking at the diff cover and the odd tie-rod setup like I have seen on early blazers, I would have to say Dana 44.
Check out the diff ID guide on here.
Is this under your 81?
Sure looks like a 44 with a flat top passenger side knuckle.
That's the same tie rod my the D44 that was under my 75 had. As far as I know they never ran that style tierod on a 10 bolt either.
its a 44, one way to tell is it has a Check oil plug on it, plus a ten bolts pumpkin is more round, Im sure you can put those check oil plugs on ten bolts too, but they come factory on D44s.
I agree....it is a Dana 44. The easiest way to tell is to look for the two round depressions on each side of the cover. Those are for the D44's case expander when you R&R the diff case. If you look you can see the depressions just under the tie rod on either side of the cover. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
<font color="green"> Most definately a 44. I could tell right off because the driver's side of the diff cover is flat. </font color>
D44, another thing to look for are the straight sides on the diff cover.
Thats a "first design" D44 axle. This means this axle is a '76 or older D44.
The giveaways are:
1. Flat top knuckles, both sides
2. Small tubes, measuring 2 3/4" diameter
3. Tie rod has the stabilizer mounting hole in the middle of the rod.
If this axle were the "second design", it would have the following:
1. Flat top knuckle on the driver side only, for the steering arm.
2. 3" diameter tubes.
3. Tie rod with stabilizer mounting hole would be on the driver side, by the tie rod end.
To be like the 10th person to agree, I have to say that's a 44. I've had both a 10 bolt front and a D44 front and that is a D44.
thanks for the help guys, i tried the axle identification chart thingy, but i did not understand it too well.
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