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Front D44 inner axle dust shield?

I'm getting ready to install a front D44 and was wondering if I need (or if there is) an inner axle dust shield? I don't mean the stub shaft seals, but where the inner axle slides into the axle yoke. Any help is, as always, greatly appreciated.

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Re: Front D44 inner axle dust shield?

Mine has a rubber boot. Like in a '78 Ford F150.

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Re: Front D44 inner axle dust shield?

Bob,
do you have a Part Number, or a ID/OD measurement handy?
Ive always heard Fords had these, and would like to fit one in mine if its possible.



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Re: Front D44 inner axle dust shield?

Nope, see attached pic. It just holds the dirt and rocks better.

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Re: Front D44 inner axle dust shield?

You really don't drive on those brake rotors do you? They look aweful thin!

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Re: Front D44 inner axle dust shield?

Are you talking about the backside of the outer axle, or the inner axle. I was wondering if there is anything on the inner axle where the U-joint yoke meets the axle tube.

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Re: Front D44 inner axle dust shield?

Actually it's not my rig, it's a friends I happen to have just taken pics of, and yes, he wheels heavily with it. Maybe later I'll post the broken spiders and ring gear on his D30. My D44 has the same dust shield missing though, took them off and not had any problems.

As to the inner shield, if memory serves, there is a small piece that attaches to the axle itself. I'll have to check the manuals, it's been awhile since I've had one apart and can't remember. I know there is an inner seal, near the pumpkin, but can't remember if there's an outer. I'll check tonight.

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Re: Front D44 inner axle dust shield?

thje outer seal was what Im wondering about, I know Jep axels DONT have them normally, but It seems it would be simple enough, and help keep crud out of the inner axle tube and inner seal.

maybe just measure the tube ID and axle shaft OD, and polish a little surface on teh axle, and tap it in there, it seems like it might have a bunch of weld right around there though, Ill have to look



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