Parts for 1972-1974 Dodge W100 and W200 4x4 Open Knuckle Dana 44 Front Drive Axles

Dodge parts books first catalog Dana 44 open knuckle front axles for 1972 model year vehicles. Dana lists an open knuckle axle for 1971-1/2, but as far as we can determine, these axles were in 1972 model year trucks. The new, drum brake, open knuckle front axle with serviceable wheel bearings replaced Dana 44 closed knuckle axles that had been used by Dodge since 1957. In 1974, we started seeing the newly introduced Ramcharger with a troublesome live spindle, full time, disc brake front axle. Dodge parts books do not list the introduction dates for the live spindle axles in the pickups, but most if not all 1974 W100/W250 trucks with Dana 44 axles will have the older drum brake axle with serviceable wheel bearings. There may be a few early 1975 pickups with the older axle, however, every 1975 W-series pickup we can remember had the live spindle front axle. It is too bad Dodge did not just upgrade the 1972-1974 axle with disc brakes as the serviceable wheel bearing design is much more reliable than the full time axle that replaced it.

Axle Identification

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Cover: 10 Bolt, 10-3/8" high

Axle Universal Joint: Dodge beefed up the axle u-joints and spindle parts on some axles in mid-year 1972, however the older design parts continued to be used for some drivetrain combinations into the 1973 model year. Before ordering axle u-joints or spindle parts, verify the diameter of the axle universal joint cups.
1971:Axle U-Joint Cup Size is 1-1/16"
1972 and 1973: Axle U-Joint Cup Size can be either 1-1/16" or 1-3/16"
1974 and 1975: Axle U-Joint Cup Size is 1-3/16"

Brakes: Drum

Axle Shafts

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TK42144 Torque King® High Performance 30 Spline Left Inner Axle Shaft for 1972-1974 Ramcharger and Trailduster with Dana 44 axle.

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$0.00
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D441499 Right Inner Axle Shaft for 1972.5-1974 Dodge W100 trucks with drum brakes. U-Joint hole diameter is 1-3/16". Used axle shafts also available while supplies last. More Info

$142.51
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D441500 Left Inner Axle Shaft for 1972.5-1974 Dodge W100 trucks with drum brakes. U-Joint hole diameter is 1-3/16". Used axle shafts also available while supplies last. More Info

$145.69
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Axle Universal Joints

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Dodge increased the axle u-joint size on some axles in mid-year 1972, however the older, smaller u-joints continued to be used for some drivetrain combinations into the 1973 model year. Before ordering axle u-joints, verify the diameter of the axle universal joint cups!
1972 and 1973: Axle U-Joint Cup Size can be either 1-1/16" (Small) or 1-3/16" (Medium)
1974 and 1975: Axle U-Joint Cup Size is 1-3/16" (Medium)
For the early, small 1-1/16" u-joint we have only one non-greaseable choice as the small cross will lose too much strength if drilled for lube channels. We offer three different 1-3/16" Universal Joints. All are good, reliable products, but different manufacturing techniques and seal types will have a major influence on the ultimate life of the joint under most conditions.

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QU90007 Greaseable Axle U-Joint with Rubber Seals for 1972.5-1975 Dodge Dana 44 Front Axles Value priced with 1-3/16" diameter cups, Hot-Forged cross and flexible rubber seals. More Info

$33.78
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TK40712 Premium Torque King® Cold-Forged Non-Greaseable Medium Axle U-Joint for 1972.5-1975 Dodge Dana 44 Front Axles Is a premium, quality factory lubed, 1-3/16" cup diameter universal joint for your heavy-duty 4x4. TK40712 is our best selling u-joint for this application because it combines the strength of a solid, cold-forged cross with excellent seals and a maintenance free, factory-lubed design that meets or exceeds all original equipment specifications. More Info

$41.97
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QU40792 1972-1973 Dodge Dana 44 Small Front Axle Shaft U-Joint Is a hot-forged, original equipment, non-greaseable, front axle shaft universal joint with 1-1/16" diameter cups. This is the strongest production u-joint we know of for this application. More Info

$32.50
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QU40822 1310 Series Axle U-Joint With 1-1/16" cups for 1972-1975 Dodge Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. More Info

$29.90
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Ball Joints

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The 1972-1975 Dodge Dana 44 Beam Type open knuckle front axle uses replaceable Ball Joints pressed into the steering knuckle. Both Ball Joints are weight bearing. A threaded adjuster that screws into the upper hole of the axle yoke is used to provide preload on the Ball Joints. Dana has modified the seal configuration on the current production parts, but the high quality and basic Ball Joint design has remained unchanged since the early 1970's. Over the years we have found the average Ball Joint life of our non-greaseable, factory Dana Ball Joints to be 7 to 10 years for vehicles used as daily drivers and/or work vehicles.

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QU40187 Original Equipment Ball Joint Set for 4x4 Bolt Front Axles Are the current production original equipment, factory lubed, Upper and Lower Ball Joints with hardware for 1972-1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton and W200 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. More Info

$79.16
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Brake Plates

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QU11358U Used Right Front Brake Plate for 1972-1974 Dodge W100 4x4 trucks. Use with 11" x 2" brakes. Fits axles with Bill of Material numbers: 603261 and 603413. More Info

$49.50
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QU11359U Used Left Front Brake Plate for 1972-1974 Dodge W100 4x4 trucks. Use with 11" x 2" brakes. Fits axles with Bill of Material numbers: 603261 and 603413. More Info

$49.50
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Differential and Pinion Bearings (Individual)

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All 1972 to 1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton and W200 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with open knuckle Dana 44 Front Axles use the same differential and pinion bearings.
All bearings are not created equal for fit or durability, so we only stock first class, long lasting, Timken® Differential and Pinion Bearings for your Dana front axle. Timken® was and is a a major original equipment supplier of top-notch bearing components to Dana Spicer. Since I first started rebuilding Dana axles in the mid 1970's, I have found Timken® Bearings to be the most consistent in relation to the published dimensions of any bearing on the market which makes rebuilding an axle right the first time a WHOLE lot easier!

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QU50533 Timken® Outer Pinion Bearing Cup For 1972-1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton and W200 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. More Info

$9.32
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QU50534 Timken® Outer Pinion Bearing For 1972-1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton and W200 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. More Info

$20.96
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QU50535 Timken® Inner Pinion Bearing Cup For 1972-1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton and W200 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. More Info

$11.64
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QU50536 Timken® Inner Pinion Bearing For 1972-1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton and W200 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. More Info

$26.22
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QU50538 Timken® Differential Side Bearing For 1972-1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton and W200 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. (Uses 2) More Info

$17.72
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QU50537 Timken® Differential Side Bearing Cup For 1972-1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton and W200 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. (Uses 2) More Info

$12.36
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Differential Parts

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QU30170U Loaded Differential Case For Dana 44 with 3.92 to 5.89 ratio gear sets and 30 spline axle shafts. More Info

$115.00
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QU40632 Empty Differential Case Kit For Dana Model 44 3.73 and numerically lower ratios. Includes ring gear bolts and diff shims. More Info

$129.98
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QU40633 Loaded Differential Case Assembly For Dana Model 44 3.73 and numerically lower ratios. Includes spider gears, diff bearings, ring gear bolts and diff shims. More Info

$381.82
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QU40634 Empty Differential Case Kit For Dana Model 44 3.92 and numerically higher ratios. Includes ring gear bolts and diff shims. More Info

$129.98
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QU40635 Loaded Differential Case Assembly For Dana Model 44 3.92 and numerically higher ratios. Includes spider gears, diff bearings, ring gear bolts, and diff shims. More Info

$115.00
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Gaskets and Gasket Makers

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TK40573 Torque King® 6 Bolt Front Hub Gasket For 1971-1975 Dodge W200 Open Knuckle Dana 44 Axle with 6 Bolt external mount lockout hubs is a brand new, precision cut, high-tech hub gasket. More Info

$6.87
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QU40214 Dana 44 Cover Gasket Is a genuine original equipment Dana Gasket for all Dana-Spicer Model 44 axles. More Info

$7.58
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Housings

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QU11357U Used Bare Dana 44 Open Knuckle Front Axle Housing for 1972-1974 Dodge W100 4x4 trucks with drum brakes. More Info

$100.00
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Hubs and Hub Parts

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The wheel hub used on 1972-1974 Dodge 1/2 ton 4x4s with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles has internal splines. All the 1972-1974 3/4 tons use bolt on type hubs. 1975 was the year Dodge introduced Dana 44 live spindle front axles for the W series 4x4s. There were probably a few 1975 special order trucks built with the older, drum brake front axles which can be equipped with lockout hubs, but the majority of 1975 to 1979 trucks will have live spindle, full time front axles.

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QU51181 Warn 20990 Premium Hub Set for Dana 44 Front Axles With internally splined front wheel hubs. Reliable and good looking. QU51181 Fits 1972-1974 Dodge 1/2 ton Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.

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$129.99
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QU56018 Warn Manual Hub Set Is a reliable, original equipment quality hub set with installation hardware for all part time transfer case equipped 1972 to 1974 Dodge W100 1/2 tons with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. More Info

$99.99
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QU56019 1 Side Warn Manual Hub Set More Info

$80.00
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QK4918 Hub Service Kit For QU56018 Warn Manual Hub Set. More Info

$36.84
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QU50818 Warn Premium Quality 6 Bolt External Mount Hub Set For 1972-19714 W200 3/4 Ton 4x4s with Dana 44 front axles. More Info

$275.01
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QU40548 M31E Warn Lock-O-Matic Hub Set Looking for the ultimate Lock Out Hub set for your restored 1960's to mid 1970's 3/4 or 1 ton gem? Tough Warn Lock-O-Matic Hubs give you the option of automatic engagement/disengagement AND the ability to manually engage the hubs for compression braking and continuous 4 wheeling. More Info

$260.00
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QU40427 Dana 44 Full Time Front End Hub Cap for 1973-1975 Dodge 4x4 SUVs and trucks with Dana 44 front axles. More Info

$19.99
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QU40614 Inverted Lug Outer Axle Shaft Snap Ring is a genuine original equipment Dana part for 1972 to 1975 Dodge with 19 Spline Outer Axle Shafts. One of these snap rings is used on each outer axle shaft. More Info

$4.40
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QU40035 Hub Spring Plate Fits between the QU40050 hub spring and the outer wheel bearing cup on SUV's, and pickups with Dana Spicer Model 44 front drive axles equipped with internal mount, Spicer lock out hubs or full time drive gears. More Info

$8.51
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QU40050 Spicer Tapered Hub Spring For SUV's, and pickups with Dana Spicer Model 44 front drive axles equipped with internal mount, Spicer lock out hubs or full time drive gears. These springs were used on most of the late 1960's to mid 1980's Dodge with internal splined front wheel hubs. More Info

$59.51
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Miscellaneous Parts

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QU90009 Universal Axle Service Pack Is the Bargain Priced Chemical Service Pack included in many of our QU series Differential Bearing Kits. You get Threadlocker for the ring gear bolts, diff cap bolts, and pinion nut, QU90008 Gear Marking Compound for checking the tooth pattern on your gear set, Blue RTV sealant for the diff cover and a small brush to apply the Gear Marking Compound. More Info

$6.97
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Pinion Seals and Pinion Yokes

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QU40215 Dana 44 Front Axle Pinion Seal Is a genuine original equipment pinion seal for all 1972-1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton and W200 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, open knuckle front axles. More Info

$19.23
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Ring and Pinion Kits

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QU40177 Genuine Dana 4.09 Ring and Pinion Kit With pinion bearings, pinion seal, and small parts for standard Dana 44 axles. Use with 26 spline pinion yoke. More Info

$386.17
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QU40447 Genuine Dana 3.54 Ring and Pinion Kit With pinion bearings and small parts for Dana 44. More Info

$334.98
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Spindles and Spindle Nuts

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QU40004 W100 Inner Spindle Nut For all 1972-1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, open knuckle front axles. More Info

$15.96
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QU40060 W100 Spindle Nut Lock Washer For all 1972-1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, open knuckle front axles. More Info

$3.99
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QU40031 W100 Outer Spindle Nut For all 1972-1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, open knuckle front axles. More Info

$14.99
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QK4727 W100 Front Spindle Nut and Washer Kit For all 1972-1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, open knuckle front axles. More Info

$19.99
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QU10576 Bend Over Tab Lock Washer for Dodge W-200 with Dana 44 Front Axles Fits all 1972-1975 Dodge W200 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. Washer has two pre-bent tabs that fit over the inner spindle nut and 6 bend-over tabs for the outer spindle nut. More Info

$28.96
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QU11164 1-3/4 Thread Spindle Hex Nut for Dodge W-200 with Dana 44 Front Axles For all 1972-1975 Dodge W200 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. Fits 1-3/4" Spindle Threads. Hex size is 2-1/2". Use 2 per side, 4 per vehicle. More Info

$19.99
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QU11165 Spindle Thrust Washer for Dodge W-200 with Dana 44 Front Axles For all 1972-1975 Dodge W200 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. Fits 1-3/4" Spindle Threads. One of these washers is used on each side between the outer wheel bearing and inner spindle nut. More Info

$19.99
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QU42103U Used Front Spindle for 1972-1974 Dodge W100 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles and drum brakes fits trucks after Serial Number 2S603170. More Info

$195.00
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Steering Knuckles

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QU11360U Used Right Steering Knuckle for 1972-1974 Dodge W100 trucks with drum brake Dana 44 open knuckle front axle. Fits Bill of Material numbers: 603261 and 603413. More Info

$135.00
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QU11361U Used Left Steering Knuckle with Steering Arm for 1972-1974 Dodge W100 trucks with drum brake Dana 44 open knuckle front axle. Fits Bill of Materials numbers: 603261 and 603413. More Info

$175.00
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Wheel Bearings and Seals (Individual)

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Dodge W100 1/2 ton trucks do not use the same wheel bearings and seals as those found on similar year 3/4 ton W200 trucks. 1975 was the year Dodge introduced Dana 44 live spindle front axles for the W series 4x4s. There were probably a few 1975 special order trucks built with the older, drum brake front axles which can be equipped with lockout hubs, but the majority of 1975 trucks will have live spindle, full time front axles which use completely different bearings.

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QU50654 W100 Front Wheel Seal For all 1972-1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, open knuckle front axles. More Info

$14.25
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QU50577 W100 Timken® Inner Wheel Bearing Cup For all 1972-1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, open knuckle front axles. More Info

$9.11
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QU50578 W100 Timken® Inner Wheel Bearing For all 1972-1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, open knuckle front axles. More Info

$13.91
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QU50447 W100 Timken® Outer Wheel Bearing Cup For all 1972-1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, open knuckle front axles. More Info

$6.40
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QU50448 W100 Timken® Outer Wheel Bearing For all 1972-1975 Dodge W-100 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, open knuckle front axles. More Info

$13.77
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QU50704 W200 Front Wheel Seal For all 1972-1975 Dodge W-200 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, open knuckle front axles. More Info

$20.99
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QU50702 W200 Timken® Inner Wheel Bearing For all 1972-1975 Dodge W-200 3/4 ton ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, open knuckle front axles. More Info

$46.28
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QU50701 W200 Timken® Inner or Outer Wheel Bearing Cup For all 1972-1975 Dodge W-200 3/4 ton 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, open knuckle front axles. More Info

$18.12
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QU50703 W200 Timken® Outer Wheel Bearing For all 1972-1975 Dodge W-200 3/4 ton ton 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 drum brake, open knuckle front axles. More Info

$35.20
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Wheel Bearing and Seal Kits

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It is always good preventative maintenance to replace the all wheel bearings and seals when restoring or maintaining your vintage 4x4. The parts availability for decades old 4x4s declines on a daily basis. Wrecking a wheel hub and/or spindle when the old bearing you reused fails can either cost you a mint or put your broken-down truck on blocks forever. We stock Kits with high quality Timken® Wheel Bearings and North American made Wheel Seals to keep your veteran Dodge rolling, plus, you can order your Kit with or without install tools.

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TK4911D 1972 to 1974 Dodge 1/2 ton Torque King® Wheel Bearing Kits with Tools for Dana 44 Front Axles Fit 1972 to 1974 Dodge W100 4x4 pickups. TK4911 Master Kit includes 4 Timken® Bearings with Bearing Cups, 2 Wheel Seals, Bearing Cup Installers, Wheel Seal Installer and Driver Handle. More Info

$208.40
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TK4912D 1972 to 1974 Dodge 1/2 ton Torque King® Wheel Bearing Kits for Dana 44 Front Axles Fit 1972 to 1974 Dodge W100 4x4 pickups. Kit includes 4 Timken® Bearings with Bearing Cups and 2 Wheel Seals. More Info

$104.98
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TK4926 Torque King® Front Wheel Bearing and Seal Kit Fits 1969 to 1974 Dodge Dana 44 Front Axles with external mount type wheel hubs. TK4926 Kit includes 4 Timken® Bearings with Bearing Cups, 2 Wheel Seals, 2 Spindle Nut Lock Washers, and 2 Hub Gaskets. More Info

$328.00
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