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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-03-2003, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dana 44 breathers

So I got the Dana 44's out from my scout and there are no breathers on them. (I scoured every topside inch of those things looking for them) Do they not need them or what is the deal here? I am going to tear em down, so if they need em, it would be an easy time to drill an tap the tube.

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Re: Dana 44 breathers

Seems funny you can`t find them. Every axle I`ve seen had them. Anyway, just do what you said and put in
your own. You should have them. I would put them in the top of the housing though, as opposed to the tube.
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Re: Dana 44 breathers

ok, I just said tube since thats where it is on my AMC 20..

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Re: Dana 44 breathers

The rear breather is at the top of the bolt that holds the brake line assembly to the axle on the passengers side tube. The front one is on the pumpkin housing itself. I tapped both mine and installed compression fittings for larger lines.
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Re: Dana 44 breathers

that makes a little more sense, maybe someone busted it off and then simply replaced the bolt?? All the brakeline clips are secure, but none have nipples on them for breathers.

As for the front, I found it, or where it should go anyway...

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Re: Dana 44 breathers

It should be on the bolt that holds down the brass block on the end of the rubber brake line. It's a hollow bolt with a little cap on it. I took the cap off on mine and hooked a rubber hose to it that runs up to the area behind the gas filler.
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