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Unread 02-24-2014, 01:16 PM   #1
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Dana 44 crush sleeve?

Hey JF,

I'm about to rebuild my D44 wide trac I just got out of a 86 CJ7. I'm ordering parts and I'm seeing some differences in the differential install kits. Some have a crush sleeve listed and some don't? For those who have done this is, is there really a crush sleeve or do you just shim the pinion depth? Thanks in advance for the help!

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Unread 02-24-2014, 01:24 PM   #2
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I cant recall ever seeing a crush sleeve in a jeep D-44. Not saying they don,t in every make, but just not jeep. They should have shims to set the preload.
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Unread 02-24-2014, 01:54 PM   #3
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My 86' had shims and no crush sleeve.
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Unread 02-24-2014, 01:55 PM   #4
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Ok this is all good to know before I order these parts. I appreciate the feedback guys!!
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Unread 02-24-2014, 04:06 PM   #5
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The only crush sleeve D44 axles I'm aware of are the Isuzu Rodeo and Honda Passport. There are likely more but I doubt the CJ7 Dana 44 uses a crush sleeve. I have not ever seen one though.
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Unread 02-24-2014, 04:40 PM   #6
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My 86' had shims and no crush sleeve.
Ditto that... my D44 rear came out of an 86 and it doesn't use a crush sleeve.
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Unread 02-24-2014, 06:16 PM   #7
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No, the CJ D44 does not use a crush sleeve.
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Unread 02-24-2014, 06:52 PM   #8
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a Dana 35 does!
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a Dana 35 does!
that's porbably because it is an AMC design Dana bought the tooling from AMC. It was known as the AMC 15.

http://www.ask.com/wiki/Dana_35
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Unread 02-24-2014, 10:18 PM   #10
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Thanks guys! I always turn here for the truth!!

Detroit true-trac, new ring and pinion, and install kit were just ordered. Can't wait to change my narrow trac to wide trac!
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Unread 02-24-2014, 10:45 PM   #11
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that's porbably because it is an AMC design Dana bought the tooling from AMC. It was known as the AMC 15.

http://www.ask.com/wiki/Dana_35
Not that it matters, but now I'm curious if it (AMC 15) used a 2 piece axle like the AMC20 did? Who knows, maybe it will be a bit of useful trivia.
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Unread 02-25-2014, 07:11 AM   #12
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Just as a courtesy to the forum, let us know if your pinion has a slinger in the shim stack up when you disassemble. It is useful for the next guy. Mine did, but others did not have it. I was not the first inside my axle assembly either. It did come from a late 1986 model that I had bought as a parts chassis. Original owner rolled the jeep and sold me the rolling chasis for 250$. Got an extra engine, T5, D300, D30 and the Dana 44 out of that deal. As well as a wife asking why? Why the junk Shawn......got to pick the battles and that one was worth it!
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Unread 02-25-2014, 10:03 PM   #13
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Just as a courtesy to the forum, let us know if your pinion has a slinger in the shim stack up when you disassemble. It is useful for the next guy. Mine did, but others did not have it. I was not the first inside my axle assembly either. It did come from a late 1986 model that I had bought as a parts chassis. Original owner rolled the jeep and sold me the rolling chasis for 250$. Got an extra engine, T5, D300, D30 and the Dana 44 out of that deal. As well as a wife asking why? Why the junk Shawn......got to pick the battles and that one was worth it!
Lol...ok man I will! Probably going to dive in to it next week sometime.
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