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Unread 05-12-2010, 12:08 PM   #1
Hotrod97z
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Dana 44 ARB problem

I installed my ARBs. When I tested them, the D44 in the rear worked fine for about 5~10 minutes; then, the compressor came on and I heard an air leak. Upon closer inspection, I realized this air leak was coming from the rear axle tubes with the smell of differential fluid.

I checked the bulkhead connector, hoping that was the problem...ordered a new one for Rusty's. The next day, I had the bulkhead connector buttoned back you, but still had the problem. I ordered a new seal housing. I haven't had time to tear into it yet (wanted to have ALL the parts I might need in hand before I start this).

Problem 1: I receive a bulkhead connector PN 170102, which is double compression type for a 5mm plastic tube to 3/16" copper tube. The ARB came with (and parts list specifies) PN 170111, which is an O-ring type for a 5mm plastic tube to 3.5mm copper tube. The salesman at Rusty's swears it will work. Does this sound logical?

Thanks for the help.

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Unread 05-12-2010, 12:50 PM   #2
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Are you sure its leaking at the bulk head fitting, because it could be leaking at the o rings inside collar
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Unread 05-12-2010, 01:29 PM   #3
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Are you sure its leaking at the bulk head fitting, because it could be leaking at the o rings inside collar
x2 - When I installed my ARB I picked up an extra set of O-rings just in case they leaked.
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Step away from from the vehicle and seek professional help.
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Unread 05-12-2010, 02:08 PM   #4
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I haven't had time to open up the differential. I was hoping someone had seen something like this before and had some insight. Thanks for the help...I'll check the O-rings in the collar this weekend
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Unread 05-12-2010, 02:25 PM   #5
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Unfortunately, sometimes the copper tube will crack at the actuator. The only way to know is to disassemble.
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