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Old 04-29-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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how do i tell the difference from a dana 44 and a dana 44a/hd

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From what I've been told the "a" on the dana44a stands for aluminum. Therefore I would make the assumption that you could put a magnet on the axle housing and see if it sticks or not as aluminum is not magnetic. Hope this helps.

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how do i tell the difference from a dana 44 and a dana 44a/hd
1) magnet as suggest above will work if placed in the right place, where something steel is not below it.
2) the actual bolt pattern and size is very different.
3) the vehicle it's under

a quick google search can easily fill in the gaps....
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wow i should have thought of that thanks...
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is the axle housing aluminum or is it the every thing in it ??
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is the axle housing aluminum or is it the every thing in it ??
google provides:
Dana 44A - Aluminum Center Section Dana 44
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:04 PM   #7
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