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Old 08-04-2008, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to tell what rear axle you have?

I know there is a tag on the rear diff cover but do not know how to look the numbers up to find out what it is from. Is that the tag that you get the numbers off of or is the axle itself stamped? I am told that it is a dana 70 but am trying to figure out what it is out of to be able to get gears for it. Thank you.
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There should be a B.O.M. # stamped on the tube. It looks something like 610039. There are also a set of build numbers not to far from it that tell you where it was made and when. Look carefully those numbers are really small.
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Look for a "60" or "70" stamped into the webbing of one of the 4 corners of the pumpkin. That is the easiest way, but alas, 50% there is no stamp.

The BOM stamp will be on the shaft portion a few inches from the pumpkin...
You'll probably have to clean/scrub it really well to find it.

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Dont all dana axles have the model number, gear ratio and manufacture date on the ring gear?, i cant speak for the dana 70 but all the 44's and 60's I have seen have it

Edit: it doesnt say the actual gear ratio, Rather the number of teeth on the pinion and the ring gear
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alright, thanks.
I found the numbers on the front no problem but when I looked at the back didn't see anything other than the tag on the diff. I'll take another look.
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This is the only thing I can find on my rear axle. The tag on the diff reads like this.

52068173
8 54 605509

Can anyone read that or tell me where to look to see what type of axle it is and what it came out of? Thanks.
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This is the only thing I can find on my rear axle. The tag on the diff reads like this.

52068173
8 54 605509

Can anyone read that or tell me where to look to see what type of axle it is and what it came out of? Thanks.
1991-1993.5 Dana 70 Rear axle from Chrylser D200, D300, D600, D700 w/ABS
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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a couple of people have said it looks like a sterling axle. Is that one that Dana made or is it comparable to a 70? I am trying to figure it out because I am going to sell it and need to know what it is ha. Thanks.
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