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post #1 of 4 Old 02-07-2013, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Dana 44 rear, 1975 CJ-5

Just bought a 1975 CJ-5, it has a Dana 44 rear end. I think the ring & pinion in the rear differential are stripped. The rear end is junked and will require a total rebuild, $1,500 or more? I'm not a good enough mechanic to rebuild it myself.

I think it will be better to buy a rebuilt axle, not looking for high perfromance, just OEM quality. However I can't find any rebuilt axle assemblies for a 1975 C-J.

What are the options for axles from other year models, or other axles in general that I could swap out for this axle.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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post #2 of 4 Old 02-08-2013, 05:23 AM
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Let someone look at it, open it up and see exactly whats wrong, I just had a customer here and re-geared both front and rear diffs and he wound up needing new hubs for $1600.

1500 for that D-44 would include a selectable

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post #3 of 4 Old 02-10-2013, 05:56 PM
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i'd look for another Dana 44 from a 72-75 CJ or Jeepster with same gears you have.

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post #4 of 4 Old 02-11-2013, 01:36 PM
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Stick with a 44 from 72 to 75 CJ. It is one of the best rear ends made. Just rebuild it if it is rebuild-able (or have someone do it). Most of what you find used will be junk and will need new bearings and seals anyways.

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