Parts for 1974 to 1979 Dodge and Plymouth 4x4s with Dana 44 Full Time Front Drive Axles

Introduced with the debut of the 1974 Dodge Ramcharger, the full time, live spindle type, monobeam, open knuckle Dana 44 front drive axle would, over the next year replace the previous adjustable wheel bearing and lockout hub equipped Dodge Dana 44 axle with in all Dodge 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks. The new axle, which was designed for use with the full-time NP203 transfer case has a splined wheel hub with pressed on wheel bearings was supposed to reduce maintenance and component cost. The wheel hub and bearing configuration proved to be the most troublesome part of the design due to the lack of adjustment to compensate for normal wear and poor fuel economy resulting from the full-time axle/transfer case combination. No other manufacturer used this axle design which was dropped by Dodge after the 1979 model year in favor of an adjustable wheel bearing setup and part time transfer cases. The key to keeping these axles in service is making sure the wheel bearings and bearing support components (hub, retainer, steering knuckle) are in good condition and properly lubricated.

Axle Identification

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

Suspension: Leaf spring

Ball Joints: Pressed in Steering Knuckle, nuts at top

Axle Shafts

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The 1974-1979 era Dodge Dana 44 full time front axle is a live spindle design in which the axle shaft is supported by a splined wheel hub. The axle shafts and hubs turn together at all times when the vehicle is in motion. The outer axle shaft is threaded on the end for a castle nut. It is imperative that the shaft and nut threads are in good condition as the nut must be properly torqued to keep the wheel bearing set together. The outer axle shafts are the same for all models, but the inners are different for 1/2 ton (including Ramchargers and Traildusters) and 3/4 ton axles.

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QU40688 Splined Outer Axle Shaft For 1974-1979 Ramcharger, Trailduster, W100, W150, W200, and W250 4x4s with Dana 44 full time front axles is a genuine Dana original equipment part. These axle shafts are splined for the wheel hub and threaded on the end.

Also available while supplies last: QU40688 Used Outer Axle Shaft

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$219.24
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QU40919 W200, W250 Right Inner Axle Shaft For 1975-1979 Dodge W200, W250 3/4 ton 4x4s with Dana 44 full time front axles is a genuine Dana original equipment part.
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$149.98
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TK42006 W200, W250 Left Inner Axle Shaft For 1975-1979 Dodge W200, W250 3/4 ton 4x4s with Dana 44 full time front axles is a USA made high-performance, fully hardened replacement inner axle shaft.

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$276.91
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TK42112 Torque King Left Inner Axle Shaft for 1974-1979 Dodge Ramcharger and 1975-1979 Dodge W100 and W150 4x4 trucks is a USA made performance part.

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$276.92
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QU42014 New Genuine Dana Right Inner Axle Shaft for 1974-1979 Dodge Ramcharger, Trailduster, and 1975-1979 W100, W150 4x4 trucks.

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$99.54
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QK4732 Axle Shaft Nut and Washer Set for Both Sides Fits the outer stub axle shafts on all 1974 to 1979 Dodge Ramcharger and Plymouth Trailduster. Also fits all 1975-1979 W-100, W-150, W200, and W-250 Dodge 4x4s with the Model 44 Live Spindle Front Axle.

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$34.98
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QK4732.5 Shaft Nut and Washer Set for One Side Fits the outer stub axle shafts on all 1974 to 1979 Dodge Ramcharger and Plymouth Trailduster. Also fits all 1975-1979 W-100, W-150, W200, and W-250 Dodge 4x4s with the Model 44 Live Spindle Front Axle.

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$17.98
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Axle Universal Joints

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We offer three different Universal Joints for your hard working 1974 to 1979 4x4 Dodge Ramcharger, Plymouth Trailduster or W-100, W-150, W-200, W250 4x4 Truck with a Dana 44 live spindle solid front axle. All are good, reliable products, but different manufacturing techniques and seal types will have a major influence on the ultimate life of the joint. Our most popular choice is our TK40712 cold-forged, non-greaseable, original equipment replacement U-Joint. The wear-resistant cold-forged cross and superior sealing make it the best choice for both low maintenance and long life. QU90007 is hot-forged and is equipped with single lip seals. They are greaseable through a flush fitting threaded into one of the caps. With good maintenance and quality lubricant like our Pyroplex® Plus Grease, these joints will last and last. Click on the Part Number Links to see our individual product pages for more info.

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TK40712 Torque King® Premium Non-Greaseable Axle U-Joint for 1975-1979 Dodge Dana 44 Front Axles Original equipment type universal joint with Premium Cold-Forged cross and superior pressure-type seals. More Info

$41.97
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QU90007 Greaseable Axle U-Joint with Rubber Seals For 1974-1979 Dodge Dana 44 Front Axles Value priced with Hot-Forged cross and flexible rubber seals. More Info

$33.78
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Axle Shaft Seals and Seal Kits for Inner Axle Shafts

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All 1974-1979 Dodge 4x4 models with Dana 44 front axles have Inner Axle Shaft Oil Seals pressed in the inboard end of each axle tube, right next to the differential side bearings. These seals contact the inner axle shafts to prevent gear oil from running out of the differential and down the axle tubes. Old age, blown axle u-joints, and/or grit that works it's way into the axle tubes and cuts the seal are the usual causes of failure. A bad Inner Axle Shaft Seal can be detected by oil coming out the end of the axle tubes next to the axle shaft u-joint. Usually when these Seals start to fail, they will seep oil so the leakage may go undetected for quite some time. Many a ring and pinion set has been burned up from axles that lost all their lube when long term seepage was not noticed. Two different Seals were used depending upon year. Axle disassembly including differential removal is required to replace the Inner Axle Shaft Seals.

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QU40055 1974-1977.5 Inner Axle Shaft Oil Seal With integral axle shaft guide for all 1974-1977.5 Dodge Dana 44 Live Spindle, Full Time Front Drive Axles. One of these Seals are installed in each axle tube, right next to the differential to keep gear lube from leaking out the ends of the axle housing. Fits all 1974-1976 axles and 1977 axles with Bill of Material Numbers 603790, 603791. More Info

$10.99
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QU40159 Inner Axle Shaft Seal for 1977.5-1979 Dodge Dana 44 Full Time Dana 44 front axles. Two of these seals with integral guides are used, with one of Seal installed in each axle tube, right next to the differential to keep gear lube from leaking out the ends of the axle housing. Fits all 1977 axles with Bill of Material Numbers 610028, 610029 and all 1978 to 1979 axles. More Info

$7.99
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Ball Joints

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The 1974-1979 Dodge Dana 44 Beam Type, live spindle, 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 1975-1979 Dodge Ramcharger/Plymouth Trailduster, and 1975-1979 Dodge W-100, W-150, W-200, W-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle Live Spindle front axles. More Info

$79.16
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Brakes

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1974-1979 Dodge Full-Time Dana 44 front axles are equipped with Disc Brakes. Most of the brake parts are interchangeable between 1/2 and 3/4 ton axles.

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QU11300 1974-1979 Dodge Dana 44 Front Disc Brake Shield is a new takeout part from new axles we disassembled for parts way back in the 1970's. QU11300 fits 1974-1979  Dodge Ramcharger and Traiduster, plus 1975-1979 Dodge W100, W150, W200, and W250 4x4 trucks. QU11300 will fit either the left or right side of your Dana 44 Full Time, Live Spindle Front Axle. These shields are in good condition but will have some surface rust and dings from long storage.

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$60.00
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QU11365U Used Caliper Anchor Plate for 1974-1979 Dodge Ramcharger and 1975-1979 Dodge W100, W150, W200, W250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 Live Spindle front axles.  Fits left OR right side.

 

$35.00
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Differential & Pinion Original Equipment Quality Timken Individual Bearings

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All 1973 to 1981 Chevy K10/K20 and GMC K15/K25 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 1973-1981 Chevy Chevy Blazer/K10/K20 and GMC Jimmy/K20/K25 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. More Info

$9.32
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QU50534 Timken® Outer Pinion Bearing For 1973-1981 Chevy Chevy Blazer/K10/K20 and GMC Jimmy/K20/K25 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. More Info

$20.96
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QU50535 Timken® Inner Pinion Bearing Cup For 1973-1981 Chevy Chevy Blazer/K10/K20 and GMC Jimmy/K20/K25 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. More Info

$11.64
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QU50536 Timken® Inner Pinion Bearing For 1973-1981 Chevy Chevy Blazer/K10/K20 and GMC Jimmy/K20/K25 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. More Info

$26.22
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QU50538 Timken® Differential Side Bearing For 1973-1981 Chevy Chevy Blazer/K10/K20 and GMC Jimmy/K20/K25 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 1973-1981 Chevy Chevy Blazer/K10/K20 and GMC Jimmy/K20/K25 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. (Uses 2) More Info

$12.36
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Differential Bearing & Seal Kits

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All the 1974 to 1979 Dodge Ramcharger/Plymouth Trailduster, W-100/W-150 1/2 ton truck, and 1975-1979 Dodge W-200/W-250 3/4 ton trucks with open knuckle Dana 44 Live Spindle Front Axles used NP203 full time transfer cases so bearing wear issues on front axles can be expected on higher mileage trucks. With a full time transfer case, both axles are always powered during operation. The NP203 has an open type inter axle differential that can be locked for low traction conditions. If your vintage Dodge has over 150, 000 miles on it, there is a good chance that significant bearing wear may have occurred on your differential and pinion bearings. When you replace the bearings, do not forget to replace the inner axle shaft oil seals.

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QU50576 Differential Bearing and Seal Kit For 1975-1979 Dodge Ramcharger/Plymouth Trailduster, and 1975-1979 Dodge W-100, W-150, W-200, W-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle Live Spindle front axles features first class Timken® Differential and Pinion Bearings, Pinion Seal, Pinion Nut, Crush Sleeve, Gear Marking Compound, Threadlocker, and RTV Sealant. More Info

$149.00
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Differentials and Differential Parts

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All 1974-1979 Dodge Dana 44 Full Time Front Axles were factory equipped with conventional open differentials. Since the front axle is always under power when driving, wear on the thrust washers and cross shaft can be expected on higher mileage vehicles. The differential small parts are the same for all ratios, but the ring gear flange on the case castings are different for 3.73 and numerically lower ratios and axles having 3.92 and numerically higher ratios due to the pinion gear diameter size for high and low ratios.

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QU40000 Dana 44 Pinion Mate Thrust Washer Is a genuine Dana hardened concave thrust washer that fits between each of the small diameter pinion mate gears in your Dodge Dana 44 open differential. More Info

$2.98
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QU40033 Dana 44 Side Gear Thrust Washer Is a genuine Dana hardened flat thrust washer that fits between each of the splined differential side gears in your Dodge Dana 44 open differential. More Info

$4.98
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QU40001 Dana 44 Differential Cross Shaft Retaining Pin Is a genuine Dana spring steel Pin used to retain your differential cross shaft in the diff case for all 1975-1979 Dodge Ramcharger, W-100, W-150, W-200, W-250 4x4s and Plymouth Traildusters with Dana 44 open knuckle Live Spindle front axles. More Info

$7.81
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QU40003 Dana 44 Differential Cross Shaft Is a genuine Dana hardened steel shaft that acts as the axle for the two small pinion mate gears for all 1975-1979 Dodge Ramcharger, W-100, W-150, W-200, W-250 4x4s and Plymouth Traildusters with Dana 44 open knuckle Live Spindle front axles. More Info

$17.97
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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

$366.64
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Gaskets and Gasket Makers

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In the mid 1970's Dana made a differential cover design change to heavy gauge covers with flat mating flanges. Unlike the previous, thin gauge covers with embossed flanges which were made for use with a cut gasket, the new design, thick gauge covers are designed for sealing with RTV. If you desire, you can still use a gasket with the new type cover by combining the gasket with thin films of RTV. We stock both Ultra Gray RTV Sealant and genuine Dana Gaskets.

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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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S82194 Ultra Gray RTV Sealant Combines high adhesion and resistance to both conventional and synthetic gear lubes. More Info

$8.85
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Hubs, Hub and Rotor Assemblies, Hub Parts

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Loose wheel bearings are a common problem with the 1974-1979 Dodge Dana 44 Live Spindle front axle. Since the bearings are not adjustable, it only takes about 0.005" combined total wear on your wheel bearings, wheel hub, bearing retainer, and/or steering knuckle to have loose wheel bearings. I worked on a lot of these Dodge trucks in the 1970's and 1980's and I found worn hubs on probably close to 50% of the vehicles with loose wheel bearings. If BOTH the inner and outer wheel bearings are not a tight press fit on your old Hub, you MUST replace it with a new part!

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QU40268 Wheel Bearing Retainer For 1974-1979 Ramcharger, W100, W150, W200, and W250 with live spindle front axles. Includes QU50206 wheel seal and grease fitting. More Info

$189.01
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QU11035 8 Bolt Hub and Rotor Assembly Is a genuine original equipment part for all 1974-1979 Plymouth Trailduster, Dodge Ramcharger, Dodge W200 and W250 4x4 trucks with the Dana 44 Live Spindle Front Axle. More Info

$379.49
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Manuals and Technical Service Bulletins

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Knowing how to do the job right the first time is half the battle. With our detailed, easy to read, and well illustrated technical publications, you get accurate service procedures, torque specifications, and tool recommendations.

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TM4400 Pinion and Differential Bearing Service On Dana-Spicer Monobeam Axles Covers step by step in text and photos the differential service procedures, specifications, and tools needed to replace differential and pinion bearings in Dana Spicer front or rear drive axles. More Info

$20.95
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Miscellaneous Parts

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Proper lubrication and replacing damaged or worn small parts is often the difference between a first class, long-term repair and a short lived nightmare. In this section are the small parts and accessory items that do not neatly fit under our other parts headings.

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S24200 Blue Threadlocker For hub retaining and ring gear bolts etc. More Info

$6.91
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QU90008 Gear Marking Compound Use with QT9404 Brush to check your ring and pinion gear tooth pattern. More Info

$3.98
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S9975 Anti-Seize Lubricant Use between the spindle and knuckle mating surfaces to prevent rust bonding. More Info

$1.62
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QU90018 Pyroplex® Protection ES Synthetic Grease Provides extended service protection for king pin, axle universal joint, and wheel bearing applications under the harshest on and off road conditions! More Info

$9.98
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QU90016 SynPower® is a superior quality, moly-fortified, Synthetic Bearing/Chassis Grease for all U.S., European, and Japanese Vehicles. Use on disc and drum brake wheel bearings, chassis, suspension, universal joints, and CV joints. More Info

$9.58
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QU90015 Syncon High Performance Synthetic Arctic Grease Is an extreme pressure, premium quality, synthetic cold weather grease that provides exceptional protection for bearings and chassis components in sub-zero weather. More Info

$8.44
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QU90017 707L Red Grease Is a premium, extreme pressure, high performance wheel bearing grease with special additives providing excellent rust protection and high resistance to water washout. 707L is an high quality, non-synthetic grease suitable for all 4x4 and light truck disc and drum brake wheel bearing applications, plus it is an ideal grease for chassis lubrication. Available in 14 oz. cartridge or 1 pound tub. More Info

$7.33
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QU40114 Axle Shaft Nut Is a genuine original equipment replacement part. This Nut fits the outer stub axle shafts on all 1974 to 1979 Dodge Ramcharger and Plymouth Trailduster. Also fits all 1975-1979 W-100, W-150, W200, and W-250 Dodge 4x4s with the Model 44 Live Spindle Front Axle. Also available in QK4732 Kit with the flat washer and cotter key. More Info

$12.98
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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 1975-1979 Dodge Ramcharger/Plymouth Trailduster, and 1975-1979 Dodge W-100, W-150, W-200, W-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle Live Spindle 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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Small Parts

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Sometimes, you just need one or two small parts to get back on the road. Between the small parts listed in this section and many others listed under part specific headings elsewhere on the page, we probably have that pesky little part you have to have but just can't find anywhere else.

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QU40209 Dana 44 Ring Gear Bolt For Dana 44 Axles. Genuine Dana-Spicer Grade 9 Bolt has locking teeth under the hex head to prevent loosening under any load conditions. More Info

Dan the Gear Man® Safety Note: Ring Gear Bolts are designed for a single use. They must be replaced after they are removed!

$1.25
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QU40343 Dana 44 Hardened Differential Cap Retaining Bolt Genuine original equipment hex-head bolt for Dana Spicer Model 44 front axle differential bearing caps fits all 1975-1979 Dodge Ramcharger, W-100, W-150, W-200, W-250 4x4s and Plymouth Traildusters with Dana 44 open knuckle Live Spindle front axles. More Info

$2.99
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QU40028 Dana 44 Inner Pinion Bearing Slinger Is a genuine Dana original equipment Oil Slinger. QU40028 fits between your Dana 44 axle's inner pinion bearing and pinion head. More Info

$4.67
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QU40448 Dana 44 Inner Pinion Bearing Oil Baffle Is a genuine Dana original equipment stepped, stamped steel Oil Baffle. QU40448 fits between your Dana 44 axle's inner pinion bearing cup and the axle housing on 1975-1979 Dodge Ramcharger, W-100, W-150, W-200, W-250 4x4s and Plymouth Traildusters with Dana 44 open knuckle Live Spindle front axles. More Info

$2.67
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QU40002 Outer Pinion Bearing Slinger QU40002 is a genuine Dana-Spicer part that fits between the outer pinion bearing and pinion yoke on 1975-1979 Dodge Ramcharger, W-100, W-150, W-200, W-250 4x4s and Plymouth Traildusters with Dana 44 open knuckle Live Spindle front axles. More Info

$3.60
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QU40311 Dana 44 Front Differential and Pinion Shim Kit For 1975-1979 Dodge Ramcharger, W-100, W-150, W-200, W-250 4x4s and Plymouth Traildusters with Dana 44 open knuckle Live Spindle front axles. Genuine Dana-Spicer Shim Kit includes pinion depth shims, pinion preload shims, differential adjusting shims, pinion nut, pinion washer, and differential cover pan gasket. More Info

$46.00
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QU40009 Dana 44 Axle Pinion Lock Nut Is a genuine Dana-Spicer original equipment replacement locking nut that fits 1975-1979 Dodge Ramcharger, W-100, W-150, W-200, W-250 4x4s and Plymouth Traildusters with Dana 44 open knuckle Live Spindle front axles. More Info

$3.97
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QU40010 Dana 44 Axle Pinion Washer Is a genuine Dana-Spicer flat washer that fits between the pinion nut and pinion yoke on 1975-1979 Dodge Ramcharger, W-100, W-150, W-200, W-250 4x4s and Plymouth Traildusters with Dana 44 open knuckle Live Spindle front axles. More Info

$2.96
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Tools

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Having the right tool for the job makes the work easier and faster, plus the correct tool will usually minimize the chances of wrecking parts. We offer many special tools made specifically for the Dana 44 front axle in your 1974-1979 Dodge 4x4.

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QT1044 Inner Pinion Bearing Installer For Dana 44 front axles in 1974-1979 Dodge full size 4x4 trucks. More Info

$31.00
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QT1815 Inner Pinion Bearing Cup Installer Attaches to one of our QT1100 Series Driver Handles. Our precision CNC machined steel Installer is makes installing your QU50539 Inner Pinion Bearing Cup a simple and fast procedure. More Info

$19.97
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QT1812 Outer Pinion Bearing Cup Installer Attaches to one of our QT1100 Series Driver Handles. Our precision CNC machined steel Installer makes installing your QU50533 Outer Pinion Bearing Cup a simple and fast procedure. More Info

$19.97
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QT1100 Series Driver Handles Are used in conjunction with our seal and bearing cup installers. More Info

$19.97
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QT1032 Case Spreader Is used to relieve the differential bearing preload making it easy to safely remove and install your front differential without damaging expensive critical parts. More Info

$209.98
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QT5500 Wheel Bearing Packer Takes the mess out of packing wheel bearings, plus it minimizes the chances of getting contaminants mixed with your wheel bearing grease. The QT5500 Bearing Packer does an absolutely beautiful job of forcing grease between the individual bearing rollers. The easiest and most efficient way to repack the front wheel bearings on your Dodge 4x4! More Info

$33.53
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QT1200 Tie Rod Separator Allows you to remove the separate tie rod and drag link ends without wrecking the seals or screwing up your steering linkage ends. More Info

$59.98
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QT1008i Axle Shaft Nut Socket Is a USA made 1/2" drive impact rated hex socket for removing/installing the large 6 point castle nuts on the outer axle shafts. More Info

$19.00
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Wheel Bearings and Inner/Outer Wheel Seals

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Loose wheel bearings are a common problem with the 1974-1979 Dodge Dana 44 Live Spindle front axle. Since the bearings are not adjustable, it only takes about 0.005" combined total wear on your wheel bearings, wheel hub, bearing retainer, and/or steering knuckle to have loose wheel bearings. I worked on a lot of these Dodge trucks in the 1970's and 1980's and I found worn hubs on probably close to 50% of the vehicles with loose wheel bearings. If BOTH the inner and outer wheel bearings are not a tight press fit on your old Hub, you MUST replace it with a new hub!

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QU50205 Timken® Tapered Front Wheel Bearing Set for 1974-1979 Dodge 4x4s Is matched set made specifically for 1974 to 1979 Dodge 4x4s with Dana 44 Live Spindle front axles with non-adjustable wheel bearings. More Info

$174.98
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QU50206 Outer Wheel Seal for 1974-1979 Ramcharger, W100, W150, W200, and W250 with live spindle front axles. This seal fits in your 6 Bolt Wheel Bearing Retainer (QU40268). More Info

$19.98
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QU40072 Axle Seal Cup for Inner Wheel Seal Fits 1974-1979 Dodge Ramcharger, and 1974½-1979 W100, W150, W200, W250 Dodge 4x4 trucks with the Dana-Spicer Model 44 Full Time Front Axle. Cup is pressed into Steering Knuckle after the axle shaft is installed. Very Limited Supply!!

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$28.96
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QU40073 Axle Shaft Slinger for Inner Wheel Seal Fits 1974-1979 Dodge Ramcharger, and 1974½-1979 W100, W150, W200, W250 Dodge 4x4 trucks with the Dana-Spicer Model 44 Full Time Front Axle. This Slinger is pressed onto the outer axle shaft. More Info

$9.99
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QU40074 Inner Wheel Seal/Axle Shaft V-Seal For 1974-1979 Dodge Ramcharger, and 1974½-1979 W100, W150, W200, W250 Dodge 4x4 trucks with the Dana-Spicer Model 44 Full Time Front Axle. V-Seal fits over QU40072 Slinger and seals against QU40073 Cup. More Info

$17.50
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Discontinued Tools

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QT1097 Differential Master Bearings Slip on your differential in place of the taper bearings and cups. Used along with a dial indicator to determine the correct differential shim thickness. Discontinued.

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QT1115 Dana 44 Differential Side Bearing Installer For Dana-Spicer Model 44 front 4x4 front axles. QT1115 features a raised internal ring that contacts the bearing inner face so you can press or drive your diff bearings on without damaging the cage. Discontinued.

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QT9018 5 Pound Dead Blow Hammer Is just about the first tool you will reach for to do a multitude of jobs on your Chevy/GMC 4x4. From seating differentials to removing rusted on wheels, the ability to apply persuasive force without damaging the reluctant part will make you wonder how you ever lived without this essential tool. Discontinued.