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Unread 02-01-2012, 09:36 AM   #1
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How to pull axle shafts on D60

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So I just got my brand new Dana 60 out of the box and ready to go. Except one thing, I am reusing my rear drums, so I realized I had to pull my shafts out of my 35 to get the drum assy off. That was easy enough, but how do I pull the shafts on the Dana 60?

Ps it's a Rockjock 60 with ARB

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Unread 02-01-2012, 09:49 AM   #2
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You're going to use the D35 drums on the D60?
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Should just have the 4 bolts on the flange. Ill get a pic for you in a sec
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i wouldnt trust the 35 brakes to even stop the axle shafts of a 60 from spinning lol. my 35s brakes suckeedddd
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This is my 60 flange.
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Sorry for not using correct terms but... I can't slide them over the outer flange (where the wheel studs are) unless that piece comes off? It seems that they have to go on before the axle shaft assy slides in?
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Maximus-- yeah that seems to be the place where I need to get to. But my axle came with the shafts in. Am I correct that your picture was with the shafts out. Sorry a complete noob here, winging it.
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Yeah thats with the shafts out and the drum brake backing plate off. I converted it over to disc brakes.
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i wouldnt trust the 35 brakes to even stop the axle shafts of a 60 from spinning lol. my 35s brakes suckeedddd
The rear brakes don't have much braking responsibility, they only provide 20-25% of the total braking force. The D35 brakes are the same brakes used by the D44.
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So then just to recap... The shafts have to be out to install the drum mount plate? If so how do I pull the shafts? ( which will be done with tears streaming down my face, I really don't want to take apart a new assy)
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Yes, you have to install the drum backing plate first, then the axle then the retainer plate. If its a 60 then it should be a semi float, once you remove the retainer plate, the axle should slide right out.
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No, the shafts have to come out. Four bolts hold them in via the shaft retainer plate. Once the retainer plate is off, just pull the shafts straight out.
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Unread 02-01-2012, 10:15 AM   #13
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Retainer plates are at the ends? Nothing in the the diff needs to be touched?
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Unread 02-01-2012, 10:18 AM   #14
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Yep, retainer plates are on the inside of the drum -so esentially what you have is the retainer plate and the flange (pictures above) sandwiching the drum backing plate.
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Awesome!!! Thanks for all the quick replies and help.
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