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Old 04-15-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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dana 44 issues!!

Well i scored a dana 44 off an 01 tj at the junkyard a while back n now ive been driving on it a bit there is a pretty bad driver side wheel wobble. Looks as if the wheel will fly off. The lugs r tight, thinkin bad shaft what does everyone think?

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Old 04-15-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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Well i scored a dana 44 off an 01 tj at the junkyard a while back n now ive been driving on it a bit there is a pretty bad driver side wheel wobble. Looks as if the wheel will fly off. The lugs r tight, thinkin bad shaft what does everyone think?
I had bent my rear D35 shaft and driving down the road it wobbled bad did not feel it in the jeep though. take tire and drum off and hand spin it you can tell when it is bent. could be a bent rim also. mine lasted 1500 miles with a bent shaft before the bearing and seal gave out and started leaking all over the place. replaced and all has been good

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Old 04-15-2013, 05:53 PM   #3
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Haha thanks for ur input ill test it out
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alright next question is, since I am replacing the one shaft, i'm thinking about doing both with something like the G2 axle shaft kit. how difficult would this be to replace on my own, and also can i do the 33 spline shafts on my oem carrier?
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1. Is it the bearing that is a problem? More likely than the shaft itself being bent, I should think. Could also be a brake drum/disc that isn't seated correctly on the axle flange.

2. If your OEM differential has 33 spline spider gears, then go with the 33 spline axles. If it isn't so equipped (hint: it isn't) then it's going to be a round peg, square hole sort of deal.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:14 AM   #6
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Computeruser you were right the damm drum wont seat right, how can i fix it

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