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Unread 06-08-2013, 06:24 AM   #1
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How warm should my hubs get?

I have a Dana 60 on the rear and a Dana 44 on the front. I lost a bearing a few months ago and now have been getting into the habit of checking if any of my other hubs are getting hot. I've only had it back on the road for a couple days and only have a six mile trip to work. When I get to work they are ALL warm to they touch. Just seem weird for such a short trip. Any thoughts?

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Heat from the brakes???? It should be warm to the touch, the heat from the brakes will travel to other metal parts. By they should not be at a temp that would burn your fingers or hand.
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Heat from the brakes???? It should be warm to the touch, the heat from the brakes will travel to other metal parts. By they should not be at a temp that would burn your fingers or hand.
Agreed. Warm to the touch is fine. The rotors are dissipating heat and a lot is absorbed in the axle/hub. Sounds like everything is as it should be.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 08:46 AM   #4
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I can't believe I didn't think of that. I guess early morning just got to work posts are not such a good idea. Haha.
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Thank you
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Don't worry about your post that is what the forum is all about. It is here for everyone newbie to expert. A great place to collaborate and learn. Happy trails!!!
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Unread 03-17-2014, 04:01 PM   #7
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I know this post was a while back but turns out my Dana 60 was low on fluid. Since it's a full floater the bearings didn't have enough lubrication. I thought it was high enough but with a SOA and the axle turned up it actually needed to be higher. Long story short I now have a new 60 in the rear. Just a FYI for anyone running this setup.
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I've never worked on a Dana 60 full floating axle but isn't that when you have a spindle and the bearings ride on that? Which would mean they are a sealed unit with wheel bearing grease? On yours it sounds like the gear oil lubricates the bearings. Is that right?
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Unread 03-21-2014, 06:07 PM   #9
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Yes. Gear oil lubricates the bearings
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