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Unread 02-14-2007, 02:56 AM   #1
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XJ D44 identification?

I have a guy bringing over a D44 this week. How can I tell it's actually out of an XJ?

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Unread 02-14-2007, 05:19 AM   #2
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measure the spring pads and shock mounts, and the whole axle, then compare to old axle would be my guess.
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pic of d44

This is what it should look like
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Unread 02-14-2007, 10:46 AM   #6
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I have a better one for you. get the BOM # from the passenger side of the axle (on the tube).

It should be six digits, starting with a 60----, I think.

Then, take that number to the computer and go here:

it should come out to show XJ44 from a certain year.

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Unread 02-14-2007, 12:02 PM   #7
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60 - 61 inches from the wheel mount surface to wheel mount surface on the brake drums. Leaf spring pads and shock mounts like in the picture. 44 inches from the center of the leaf spring pad to center of the other leaf spring pad.

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The seller believes it has 3.73 gears. Did those come stock in a xj d44? I thought they might have.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 07:17 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by CJ7-Tim View Post
If the ID tag is still on the cover bolts it will be printed 89 53005003 or something similar. This is the JEEP part number for an XJ D44 axle assembly.
Here are the id tag numbers and descriptions:
XJ 1986-1989
MJ 1986-1992

L=Locking, NL=non-locking

53008601 '91-92 Comanche 44 3.07 NL
53008602 '91-92 Comanche 44 3.07 L
53008603 '91-92 Comanche 44 3.54 NL
53008604 '91-92 Comanche 44 3.54 L
53008605 '91-92 Comanche 44 4.10 NL
8953003071 '87-90 Comanche 44 4.10 NL
8953003700 '86-87 Comanche 44 4.10 L
8953003701 '86-87 Comanche 44 4.10 NL
8953004694 '86-90 Comanche 44 3.54 NL
8953004695 '86-90 Comanche 44 4.10 NL
8953005001 '86-87 Cherokee & Wagoneer 44 3.07 NL
8953005002 '86-87 Cherokee & Wagoneer 44 3.07 L
8953005003 '86-87 Cherokee & Wagoneer 44 3.54 NL
8953005004 '86-87 Cherokee & Wagoneer 44 3.54 L
8953005005 '86-90 Comanche 44 3.07 NL
8953005006 '86-90 Comanche 44 3.07 L
8953005007 '86-00 Comanche 44 3.54 NL
8953005191 '86-87 Cherokee & Wagoneer 44 3.54 NL
8953005192 '86-87 Cherokee & Wagoneer 44 3.54 L
8953005416 '87-90 Comanche 44 3.07 L
8953005417 '87-90 Comanche 44 3.54 L
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Unread 08-16-2011, 08:03 PM   #10
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4 year old thread, I am sure whatever axle it was is long irrelevant now . OP hasn't posted since august 07.
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