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Tapered Dana 44 axle shaft question

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by MOP, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Jun 23, 2006

    MOP Active Member

    Manhattan, KS
    Sep 25, 2003
    When reassembling my rear drivers side brake last night, the axle shaft would not go in far enough to allow the bearing/race to go in completely:

    Do the drivers side and p-s shafts touch against each other in some way? I jacked the p-s wheel up and it had a bit of end-play that was not there when I reassembled the p-s brake.
  2. Jun 23, 2006

    linckeil Member

    Danbury CT
    Aug 19, 2004
    do you have a powerlock or an open differential?

    a powerlock has 2 small spacers that are held together by a roll pin which sits directly in between the 2 axle shafts.

    an open differential has something there too, but i can't exactly remember what it is. i've only rebuilt a tapered axle with a powerlock, never with an open unit. sorry.

    the powerlock also has 2 sets of splines to engage. maybe your axle is only engaging the first set only? that is if you have a powerlock....
  3. Jun 23, 2006

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member

    Apopka, Fl
    Sep 21, 2002
    There is a spacer in an open differential also.

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