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Unread 04-09-2009, 03:24 PM   #1
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how do i tell if i have the Dana 44

Just wanna know how you tell if you have the dana 44 axel in your xj, i have a 2000 Xj sport and wanna know which one it has in it

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Unread 04-09-2009, 03:28 PM   #2
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Check the sticky in the Cherokee technical Forum

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/cherokee-stock-specs-26256/


Under the axles section there is a link with pictures.
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Unread 04-09-2009, 04:42 PM   #3
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the dana 35 has an oval shaped diff pan

the dana 44's is shaped like a stop sighn
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Unread 04-09-2009, 05:29 PM   #4
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Just wanna know how you tell if you have the dana 44 axel in your xj, i have a 2000 Xj sport and wanna know which one it has in it
1. You DO NOT have a D44, they were never offered in an xj after 1989.

2. You have either an chrys. 8.25 or a D35.

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the dana 35 has an oval shaped diff pan

the dana 44's is shaped like a stop sighn
3. D44's are not shaped like stop signs
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Unread 04-09-2009, 06:44 PM   #5
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1. You DO NOT have a D44, they were never offered in an xj after 1989.

2. You have either an chrys. 8.25 or a D35.



3. D44's are not shaped like stop signs
Just because the later models didnt have a stock 44 doesn't mean he couldn't have one.

Theres a few guides with pics on how to tell in the stickied FAQ in the tech section.
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Unread 04-09-2009, 07:18 PM   #6
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It is pretty unlikely you'd have a 44.
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Unread 04-10-2009, 08:32 AM   #7
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My d44 does not look like the picture, it looks more like the 8.25

8.25s didnt come in the 87 cherokee so I dont know what the deal is
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Unread 04-10-2009, 09:12 AM   #8
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well supposedly mine didn't come through with a stock 44 only it DID check on your vin number and see if it was a custom package. if so it is possible to have one stock if its an ex-service vehicle, at least mine did, ex-forest services VA. you'll more then likely have the rubber floors if its a services package. actually nevermind just noticed yours is WAYYYYYY to new for a 44
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My d44 does not look like the picture, it looks more like the 8.25

8.25s didnt come in the 87 cherokee so I dont know what the deal is
Well, here's the one I pulled out of the JY last year. Looks a lot cleaner now, but you get the idea.

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looked at the diff and found out that i have the 8.25. I read on the post about the axles that if you have the 8.25 the 2000 did not come with abs. When i bought my jeep they said that it did have abs. is this true about the 8.25 rear axle?
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Unread 04-11-2009, 09:52 AM   #11
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If you have the 8.25 you do not have ABS.
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From what I've heard/know yes it's true. the 8.25 in the XJ's didn't have ABS

Easy ways to tell if you have ABS-
Kick the key on and look for the ABS light to light up
Open the hood and see if the brake lines from the master cylinder go into another complicated box with wires and stuff (technical talk, I know)
Slam on the brakes real fuggin hard and see if they lock up (do so while moving)
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Unread 04-11-2009, 12:58 PM   #13
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it snowed here the other day and i hit the brakes and locked them up. I kinda confused me i thought it had abs, but now that i know that i have the 8.25 i know that i dont. ^^^^^and the light doesnt light up. so therefore i dont have abs. that would have been nice to have. o well
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is it a plink plink kerrrrdunk? or more of a brrrrrconk doc doc miiiidge pang!!!? or is it a badonk ka donk? if it is the latter its just the normal fat *** of the JK

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meh, ABS is overrated. Neither of mine have it, i don't have any problems. Just plan your stops yadda yadda yadda...
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Unread 04-11-2009, 09:30 PM   #15
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yea its no big deal for me i drove a 01 ford escape before my jeep. It didnt have it and i never had any problems.
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