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Unread 06-29-2008, 10:45 PM   #1
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dana 44 wagonner axle swap, vacuum disco

Hey, i picked up a front dana 44 out of a wagoneer. it has this weird disconect thing on the diff housing, can someone inform me on what up with this? can i elimate it and do i need a special gear carrier or gears?
not a good picture but you can kinda see it here, this is from google
http://77cj.littlekeylime.com/img/Da...xjco_small.jpg
better, click the fsj drivers side axle link
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...3DJ5U%26sa%3DN

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Unread 06-30-2008, 07:43 AM   #2
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Pictures are not working. Try Photo bucket.
I believe all the 44s are the same (exept the Rubicon) as far as the ring and pinion. I am not sure how that disconnect works. Maybe you can make it work with your current set up. I would think you could get a one piece axle to replace it and put a block off plate to get rid of the disconnect. Not sure if you would need another seal though.
Sorry really not much help.
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Unread 06-30-2008, 02:47 PM   #3
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I wouldn't both trying to use that axle- PIA to work with, and they didn't have hubs.
Dana44s are abundant around here, wrecking yards usually want $150-200 for a complete axle (and they remove it)
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