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hamp h 05-16-2013 08:49 PM

Dana 44 rear axle problem
Please help! I just took the shafts out and got new bearings pressed on I put them back in and the passenger side spines fine like normal. But the divers side the one the bearing went out on is almost impossible to spin. Any ideas on why it's not wanting to spin. It wouldn't bolt on very easy though.

98 tj sport 05-16-2013 10:21 PM

Is the shaft straight and true, or is it bent? Would be something to check into.

kyjeep 05-16-2013 10:25 PM

Did the shaft get galled when the old bearing went out?

Jerry Bransford 05-17-2013 01:56 AM

Did you get the shafts reinstalled into the correct sides? The l/r shafts are two different lengths.

hamp h 05-17-2013 10:30 AM

I had no idea the shafts whet two different lengths

hamp h 05-17-2013 10:34 AM

Could the axel housing gotten messed up from the heat of the bearings grinding away?

Jerry Bransford 05-17-2013 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by hamp h (Post 3765380)
I had no idea the shafts whet two different lengths

Not everyone does, I think you probably just figured out what the problem is.

The angle of the photo below makes the length difference more obvious than it really is but yes, one side is shorter.

hamp h 06-25-2013 10:57 PM

yea it was the axle was swapped
+2 to jerry

Jaminjer 06-25-2013 11:41 PM

which one goes where? shorter to which side?

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