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Old 04-20-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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How to fix bent dana 44 housing

I have a bent passenger side axle tube on a TJ Dana 44. How would one go about fixing this? Some people say scrap it and replace the entire axle housing and some people say to bend it back with a press and install a kit that inserts an inner tube, thereby strengthening the whole tube to stronger than stock. Is it possible to remove the tube from the pumpkin and replace it only, rather than replace the entire axle.

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Old 04-20-2009, 05:43 PM   #2
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I would take it to an axle shop that has a laser alignment jig. With the laser jig, they'll be able to take care of it easily and likely relatively inexpensively. A friend did that with his CJ5's D44 axle and it was relatively painless.

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Old 04-20-2009, 06:07 PM   #3
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I have a bent passanger side tube on my rubicon front d44. I was either going to get new tubes pressed in or just get a new housing. I've decided to get a new housing. Not much difference in price and I know everything is setup correct.

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Old 05-11-2009, 05:11 PM   #4
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I had the same issue, front axle tube bent after driving through some sand dunes, anyhow I had the axle tube straightened, $195, but the tube had to be out of the jeep and empty.
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