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Old 03-03-2004, 06:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dana 44 question

I know I'll probably catch hell over this question, but I'll ask anyway! Is a 76 Chevy Dana 44 a small bearing or large bearing spindle. I need to know before tearing it apart so I can buy new parts for my conversion. I think it is a small bearing. Any help is appreciated.

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Old 03-03-2004, 07:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Should be small, assuming stock parts
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Old 03-03-2004, 07:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks a bunch!!
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Just wondering, are the big or small bearings better (if any).
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Old 03-03-2004, 05:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It will be small up to 77 1/2.
Large are better do to strength and availability since they have been around since 78-up.
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[offtopic]How do you get the bearings out?[/ontopic]
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The fronts will fall out the hub once you take the retainer nuts off. The rears are held in place by a seal you gotta pull.
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How do you take the retainer nuts off? I was at the yard today attempting this and no dice.........
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How do you take the retainer nuts off? I was at the yard today attempting this and no dice.........
Remove caliper. Pull hub. Take first nut off (you need a spanner wrench). Take locking ring off. Take second nut off. Pull rotor assembly off - do not drop on feet.
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go to vatozone and pic up the spindle nut socket for ten bucks, you will need it a LOT. one of the most useful tools i have ever bought. don't keep trying to beat off the nuts with a chisel.
right tool for the right job dood.
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Look on the outer nut, there should be a piece of metal bent over one side. Straighten that piece before you try an loosen the nut.
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