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adam1997 04-29-2013 06:45 PM

how do i tell the difference from a dana 44 and a dana 44a/hd
 
how do i tell the difference from a dana 44 and a dana 44a/hd:surrender:

Big Sarge 04-29-2013 07:03 PM

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.

UnlimitedLJ04 04-29-2013 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adam1997 (Post 3698098)
how do i tell the difference from a dana 44 and a dana 44a/hd:surrender:

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....

adam1997 04-29-2013 07:11 PM

wow i should have thought of that thanks...

adam1997 04-29-2013 07:28 PM

is the axle housing aluminum or is it the every thing in it ??

UnlimitedLJ04 04-29-2013 07:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adam1997 (Post 3698332)
is the axle housing aluminum or is it the every thing in it ??

google provides:
Dana 44A - Aluminum Center Section Dana 44

staud11 04-29-2013 08:04 PM

2 Attachment(s)
Dana 44a diff cover
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Dana 44 diff cover on top of dana 44a cover

Attachment 242932


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