Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: near Nashua, NH
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more about the dana44 axle bearing mystery....
ok....4wd hardware swears up n down that the axle bearings they r sending me r for my dana(reference the bill of materials), so that part of my issue should turn out ok
anyways, after replacing all the bearings on the carrier and pinion, i figured id install those into the pumpkin while i wait for axle bearings......
install went ok, pattern look acceptable on the gears, and i understand it may be a bit hard to turn with little lubrication, but it seems to spin fairly freely about 1/2 a rev and the other half rev requires about twice as much effort
i havent put the dail indicator on it yet (i need to "borrow" one from work...lol) but i cant really "feel" any backlash....
the meat of the question is how easy shold the assembly turn by hand when spinning the yoke?
and...yes...i realise i should have done a full rebuild but murphy (read that "the State of New Hampshire inspection regs) mandated the axle seals be replaced now and as many Jeep owners know....Just Empty Every Pocket........ [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]