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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2002, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Its now a 2 wheel drive 4x4

I started to hear the noise of grinding metal up front in my dana 60 so I pulled off the tires, rotor/hub and calipers and pulled out my axle shafts, all 3 of them and the shift collar. Damn axle shafts have some wear grooves where the seals are at do to the mud being able to reach that point. A new person will be redoing the gears late this month so thats a while so I took out the shafts to minimize additional wear and tear. I can buy dana replacements shafts complete for $200 but i'm too cheap and plus that mud will wreck them too and no I will not stay out of mud either its too damn fun to play in... And of course theres no speedy sleeve available for it. I hope to be able to reposition the new seals to a different seal surface. I wish I could just swap in an older dana 60 with manual hubs but fat chance i'm sure...
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but where was the grinding noise coming from? grroves where the seals are wont do that.
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Re: Its now a 2 wheel drive 4x4

The noise is coming from the pinion bearing, the yoke has a lot of play.

Oops, the hub bearing needs the axle shafts stub at least to keep the bearing in one piece, if there is nothing there the bearing will come apart according to my buddy at the dealer and he was right, lucky I had a spare bearing here. I took off the big ujoints and reinstalled the stub end. I ended up ordering the new axle shafts $400 for both sides complete with ujoints for my dana 60. The old ones had some nasty wear grooves in them at the seal surfaces...
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