Dana 44 Pinion Seal Help

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by pfmg, May 27, 2016.

  1. May 27, 2016
    pfmg

    pfmg Member

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    so my new project is a 59 3B, i picked up 2 rebuilt axles for it, when i tighten the pinion the dust cover hits the seal at the arrow.
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    figuring i have the wrong seal , i order a couple from KW, i get the same one. now it looks like it could go in either way, and work, and if i install the opposite face, it will not hit the dust shield, but the part of the seal with the spring will be on the outside, i was always under the impression that the spring side faced in.

    any ideas? it is always the simplest things that stop a project...LOL
     
  2. May 27, 2016
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member Sponsor

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    Knock the shield off of the yoke.
     
  3. May 27, 2016
    wheelie

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    My first thought was that thew seal is in backwards. You're right about the spring as far as I know.
     
  4. May 27, 2016
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member Sponsor

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    The seal is in right. I've run into this a couple times. Most recently was the 44 I put in my CJ2A. I just knocked the shield plate off of the yoke.
     
  5. May 27, 2016
    47v6

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    I had this same thought process. It looks like you're putting the seal in backwards until you realize the spring needs to be inside. Will it go in further?
     
  6. May 27, 2016
    pfmg

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    The seal does not go I any further. The shield is pretty thick, so I think with it removed it migh be okay. I'm going to hack it off tomorrow.
     

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