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Old 07-28-2008, 06:14 PM   #1
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Cool Dana 44?

How do I know if I have a Dana 44 rear axle Vs Dana 35? What is the difference? I printed a Carfax report on my Jeep before I bought it and the specs had it as having a Dana 44. I was told by a friend that the Dana 44 axle is better. Can I crawl under and see it imprinted on the axle or under the hood on a sticker? Your help is greatly appreciated. I have a 2002 Wrangler (Sport).

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Old 07-28-2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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it should be stamped into the casting or on a metal tag mounted near or on the pumpkin. i thought only the rubicons have D44's

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Old 07-28-2008, 06:22 PM   #4
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What is the pumpkin?
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i thought only the rubicons have D44's
wrong! i also have a stock rear d44.
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I guess its the shape that signifies what it is.
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What is the pumpkin?
The center pumpkin-shaped/size housing that the differential is inside of and the axle tubes are connected to. It's also what you add oil to.
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i thought only the rubicons have D44's
The Unlimited comes with a rear Dana 44, and a rear Dana 44 to replace the standard Dana 35c rear axle is optionally available with TJs that have the 4.0L engine.

If the cover over the differential has a pure oval shape and it has a black plastic snap-in cover over the lubricant fill hole, you have have the standard Dana 35c axle. If the cover is stop-sign shaped and it has a threaded steel bolt in the lubricant fill hole, you are fortunate to have the stronger optional extra-cost Dana 44 rear axle.

No matter what axle you have in the rear, your front axle is a Dana 30.
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If you have a 44 rear end it should have a metal fill/check plug on the rear cover instead of a rubber plug.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:32 PM   #10
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Well what I will do is look at the shape and check to see if it has a metal fill/check plug. Thanks.

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