The short side of the front 60 has walked excessively for some time. I didn't notice it when it was built the first time. I don't know if it started after the Yukon chromo inner shafts or not. I wonder if it had anything to do with previous breakage?
I've noticed binding when the front hubs are locked. I've sort of put off fixing them. but had some time today. I've read a lot about using or not using snap rings on the Ford 60's. It seems to be a mixed bag where some say they are not needed and others do. They can't hurt right? My 60 didn't have them on when I tore it down for the first time. I didn't put them on either when I built it. That all said, I've got a 96 BJ 60. The snap ring groove is there but it is moved from earlier locations.
From Quad 4x4:
Ford F-350 Dana 60 front axles had an outer axle shaft axle design change that relocated the snap ring groove to the inboard end of the splines. Dana lists the new axle shaft as 1988 mid model year change but Ford does not show this change until 1992. If you are looking for an outer axle shaft for a 1988 to 1991 F-350, you will have to verify the snap ring groove location. QU40371 is the correct outer axle shaft if your 1988/91 F-350 has the snap ring groove at the inboard end of the splines. If your snap ring groove is at the outboard end of the splines, see QU40486!
The shafts are Yukon chromo's, 35 spline inner and 30 spline out with Warn premium hubs.
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