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Old August 9th, 2020, 10:38 PM
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Default Dana 44 carrier bearings

What is the easiest way to get the carrier bearing off. I am trying to do everything myself because next I have to rebuild the front axle. Also do most people just cut off the axle bearings. Thanks
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Default Re: Dana 44 carrier bearings

Get a bearing splitter for a shop press or a kit like the one linked if you don't have a press. It's called a splitter but it's a method of getting behind a bearing. Click

As far as the axle bearing. Drill a hole in it's thickness edge and then split it with a chisel. Back up the opposite side when hitting with chisel. It is also possible to cut with a angle grinder or maybe the splitter. It all depends on which type of fight wins the battle.

I rebuilt the Dana 44 on my 1960 GMC. I bought a press, 250 lb torque wrench, inch lb torque wrench, magnetic base dial indicator and you need two sets of bearings. A set of shims and a gear kit. There was no crush sleeve, so the rebuild is different that most are used to.
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Old August 11th, 2020, 12:18 AM
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Default Re: Dana 44 carrier bearings

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Get a bearing splitter for a shop press or a kit like the one linked if you don't have a press. It's called a splitter but it's a method of getting behind a bearing. Click

As far as the axle bearing. Drill a hole in it's thickness edge and then split it with a chisel. Back up the opposite side when hitting with chisel. It is also possible to cut with a angle grinder or maybe the splitter. It all depends on which type of fight wins the battle.

I rebuilt the Dana 44 on my 1960 GMC. I bought a press, 250 lb torque wrench, inch lb torque wrench, magnetic base dial indicator and you need two sets of bearings. A set of shims and a gear kit. There was no crush sleeve, so the rebuild is different that most are used to.
All kinds of Youtube's to watch. Get your Google on. Click again.
Been there done that. It can be a battle. I had one carrier that broke my splitter and ended up grinding it down part way and breaking it with a chisel.
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