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post #1 of 8 Old 02-10-2006, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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ANy idea whats wrong with my axle?

SO I just got gears put in my dana 44s in the summer and basically my rear end is gone. The yoke bearing seems to be completely gone i mean the yoke will move a quarter inch in all directions and will pull out like a quarter inch. What do you think this is?... is it a matter of a bearing or am i goin to have to have the axle rebuilt. There are no metal shavings in the gear oil and the ring gear looks perfectly fine.

I started noticing the problem because it seemed like there was alot of play in between the time I let off the gas till the compression braking started in the gears if tht makes sense. I have pictures and a video of the yoke but i dont know how to post either.

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-10-2006, 06:00 PM
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I would re-torque the pinion bearing and pull the rear cover and recheck the carrier bolts as well. Sounds like it wasn't tightened down right. Also check your U-joints as well, could be something simple.

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post #3 of 8 Old 02-11-2006, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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is this something that is worth fixing myself or should I pull the axle and take it back to the guy who put it in
.... the other thing i dont understand is what is allowing the pinion to pull out like a quarter inch... would that happen if the bearing was shot

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post #4 of 8 Old 02-12-2006, 07:20 AM
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If your pinion is moving like you describe I'd stop driving it and get it towed back to where you had it installed. That is drastically wrong. A pinion gear that moves a quarter inch is not a good thing. I can't believe your ring gear is still looking good. With the money it takes to build an axel in a shop I'd be screaming for a warranty repair.

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post #5 of 8 Old 02-12-2006, 07:31 AM
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or should I pull the axle and take it back to the guy who put it in


I would first contact this guy and see what he will do.
If he is willing to fix your Jeep,just trailer it to the shop.

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post #6 of 8 Old 02-12-2006, 07:32 PM
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Id pull the diff cover and check the ring gears, if the shiney coating on the gears is wore off, you will be buying a new ring and pinion. If this is true contact my buddy over at Randys Ring and Pinion, his name is Tom Whitney and he'll take good care of you.

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post #7 of 8 Old 02-12-2006, 07:55 PM
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I imagine the rearend gears were pretty noisy before all this happened?
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post #8 of 8 Old 02-13-2006, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
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it went through a period of being noisy when there was water in it, but after i discovered that and fixed it it wuited back down.... based on the fact that water was involved im thinkin I will pull the rear end and take it to a local shop (here at school in blacksburg) and see what they have to say... see it its an improper installation deal or a problem of having water in it.

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