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Old 04-29-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Rear ends and axle shafts.

I don't know where this should go but here seems like a good spot.

I have a Dana 44 (I think) in the rear end and it's only spinning one tire. Lifted it up and the passenger tire spins freely with a slight clicking noise. Any idea what it is. My dad says it's the bearings but wouldn't it still spin the tire? Help please.

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:47 AM   #2
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I don't know where this should go but here seems like a good spot.

I have a Dana 44 (I think) in the rear end and it's only spinning one tire. Lifted it up and the passenger tire spins freely with a slight clicking noise. Any idea what it is. My dad says it's the bearings but wouldn't it still spin the tire? Help please.
If the left side is locked, it could b a snapped axle or maybe the brakes on that side r hanging up. Idk.

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Old 04-30-2013, 11:56 AM   #3
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Doubt its a snapped axle... wouldn't the tire be falling out then as well?

When you say its only spinning one tire, is that on the ground as well when you hit the gas?
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Doubt its a snapped axle... wouldn't the tire be falling out then as well?

When you say its only spinning one tire, is that on the ground as well when you hit the gas?
Only on c-clip axles will the tire/shaft walk out. The D44 is not a c-clip axle and the shafts are retained by the bearings.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:16 PM   #5
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Only on c-clip axles will the tire/shaft walk out. The D44 is not a c-clip axle and the shafts are retained by the bearings.
Makes sense. Now that I think of it, all the pictures I've seen of broken axles were of the D35 which is a c-clip if I'm not mistaken. Learned my one new thing for the day
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:30 PM   #6
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Only on c-clip axles will the tire/shaft walk out. The D44 is not a c-clip axle and the shafts are retained by the bearings.
Will the shaft still walk out when the bearings holding your axle shaft in your d44 explode? I swear mine was sticking a good ways out when my bearings went
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Yes. When I hit the gas it's only spinning the drivers side. When its on a lift, The passenger side tire will move back and forth a little. And it's leaking something out of that side right where the hub is.
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And how bad is it to drive like this? Haha cause I really don't feel like tearing the rear end apart till this weekend.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:32 PM   #9
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Jack up the rear, both tires off the ground

Engine off.
Trans in neutral.
Spin one rear tire forward with your hand.

Describe what happens to the other tire, and what you hear.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:09 PM   #10
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Spin the drivers side and it spins the drive shaft.

Spin the passenger side and it has a little wabble in it and clicks. When I spin this on the drive shaft doesn't move.

Neither side spins the other tire.
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well i dont have alot of experience in this but i would assume the shaft is broken, since its up on the lift just remove the shaft it doesnt hurt anything as long as u dont lose any parts, for me it took me 10 min to pull apart the caliper and bolts holding the shaft to the axel and it was out

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