Although not as strong as its big brother, the Dana 60, it is quite a lot lighter than the 60 without sacrificing much in the way of strength. You can find a stronger replacement shaft or a complete set of replacement shafts that use larger u-joints at companies like. F-150 on jack stands near front bumper. Final end-play of the wheel on the spindle should be 0. Remove the bolt securing the left side axle assembly to the crossmember. Bad news is the whining sound isn't good. Each axle has a B.
. U can splice a small piece of vaccume hose 2 repair it. Remove the large axle nut. This is the whole job and pictures. The cement mixer-shaped differential cover also has 10 bolts. Straighten tabs of outer lock washer.
Separate the connecting rod to the steering knuckles. If you need torque specs let me know and i'll get them for you. This dowel faces outward to engage the locking ring. Underneath the ignition there's a hole you can put a long pick through to depress the retainer. These are easy to find since they were used with the stock J-arm steering on Chevy push-pull steering configurations.
This article applies to the Ford F-150. M Bill of Materials number stamped onto it on the left or right axle tube. Mark where the bolt holes go into the frame, drill them, and bolt the brackets in place. I drill several quarter inch holes in the back of… Could be a number of things starting with is the truck operating at normal temperature? However, you can try drilling a small hole at the bottom of the lens or housing. Factory track bars typically have a curve to them to clear frame components.
Install the nut retainer and a new cotter pin. The track bar and drag link of the steering system have to be as close as possible in length—and as close to parallel with each other as possible. If this happens, install the axle nut, and wearing safety glasses, pound onto the hub flange from the inside to the outside, until it comes out of the knuckle assy. In a reverse cut axle, the spiral on the ring gear is opposite from a standard cut ring gear. The axle tubes are pressed in to a casting for the radius arms and do not go all the way through it. Except the 1987-early 1988 Fords with the weird flange mount hub.
I have found that there are times, you have to remove the lower end of the shock to release the mechanisms so there is room to pivot the starter, and slide it through the body. Attach the new springs to the solid axle with the spring retainers. The flat top passenger-side knuckles, however, are fairly rare. This article applies to the. Contrary to popular belief, it does not turn backwards or in reverse. Install the wheel and torque the lug nuts to 100 ft pounds.
Bolt in new hub assembly and torque bolts. If you don't see a code of G80 you do not. Press axle out of bearing may need special tool Remove the 3 bearing bolts and remove bearing. This new axle was a high pinion, reverse cut, 8-lug Dana 44. These can be cut off. Long nuts are welded to the end of the tube, with threading to adjust a Johnny Joint—a bushing joint.
Install the rotor, caliper assy. If you are still uncertain about it let me know and give the axle make and type and I'll be glad to help. Remove the right drive axle assembly and pull the axle shaft from the slip shaft. Neither side will have studs on a Wagoneer, otherwise the knuckles are identical to Chevy. Replacement of the front drive hub and bearing assembly can be done without having to remove the steering knuckle from the vehicle. The passenger side Chevy knuckle will be a mirror image but without the studs.
Wrap the cotter pin prongs tightly around the axle nut lock. But depending on your front axle you may have a rotor and hub assembly that's a single unit or they could be separate. Remove axle shaft snap ring if equipped. The open knuckle axles used a sealed cardon cross joint. The 1978-1979 units are just as good as long as you want to retain the factory style radius arms.