How do you identify a Dana rear?

How do you identify a Dana rear?

To figure out exactly what axle you have, you can look for the Dana stamped bill of materials number. This stamped number can usually be found on the righthand side or on the longer axletube on the same side of the tube as the differential cover, facing the rear of the truck.

What is a Dana differential?

The Dana 60 is a Salisbury-type rear-end, meaning the differential carrier removes from the rear of the axle instead of the front. It can be identified by its 10-bolt rear cover, which appears to be lying on its side.

What is a Dana rear axle?

The Dana/Spicer Model 44 is an automotive axle manufactured by Dana Holding Corporation and is used extensively among automobile manufacturers and in the automotive aftermarket area as well. The Dana 44 has been manufactured as a beam axle and independent suspension for both front and rear axle setups.

What are the parts of an axle?

See axle seal.

  • Axle Housing. A rigid metal assembly that surrounds axle shafts.
  • Axle Hub: The forging or casting at the end of an axle shaft to which a wheel is bolted onto.
  • Axle Hub Bearings:
  • Axle Nut.
  • Axle Shaft.
  • Axle Shaft Bearing.
  • Axle Shaft Seal.
  • Axle Shims.

Are all Dana 60 rear ends the same?

There are three major variations of the Dana 60 axle used in the 1960s to 1980s. GMC, Chevy, and Jeep are all basically the same. There are three major variations of the Dana 60 axle used in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s: Dana 60 axles on the GMC, Chevy, and Jeep are all basically the same.

What is so special about Dana axles?

The Dana 60 axle uses u-joints that measure three inches from snap ring to snap ring. The Dana 60 has a larger ring gear, larger axle tubes, larger axle shafts, and overall is much stronger. All that extra strength, however, add a lot of weight.

Why are axles called Dana?

Spicer Manufacturing was renamed the Dana Corporation in 1946, although some driveline components still retained the Spicer brand. The first Dana axle was the 23 rear axle for CJ-2A Jeeps, produced from 1941. It was so named because it had a gross axle weight rating (GAWR) of 2,300 pounds.

What can be damaged in a rear end collision?

The impact from a rear-end collision can also damage your car’s drivetrain. The force can move the exhaust system forward, resulting in damage to the catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, muffler, engine mounts and the “Y” pipe that runs to your engine.

What parts do you offer for the Dana 70 rear end?

We offer a complete line of Dana 70 rear end and differential parts. You can purchase Original Equipment (OE) high quality ring and pinion sets in various ratios, high quality bearing rear end overhaul kits including pinion bearings, pinion seal, crush sleeve, pinion nut, shims, ring gear bolts, marking compound and gasket.

What kind of axles does Dana make?

Now, to meet a growing consumer demand for genuine Dana ® axles, Dana brings genuine Dana 44 ™, Dana 60 ™, Ultimate Dana 44 ™, and Ultimate Dana 60 ™ Crate Axles to the market, complete with genuine Spicer ® gearing in a variety of ratios.

What are the available Positraction units for the Dana 80?

Aftermarket Positraction units we offer include Lockrights by Powertrax, Detroit Lockers, Dana/Spicer and ARB air lockers. We are a Dana Spice volume distributor and offer a complete line or ring gear and pinions sets for Dana 80 plus other differential parts.

How do I identify my Dana/Spicer 70 axles?

The Dana/Spicer 70 axles are identified with a manufacturing date (1) and Bill of Material number 1/8″ high metal stamp (2) stamped on the right or left hand tube on driving axles. The Bill of Material number may also be found on the carrier in some models as shown in illustration (2A).