Dodge, Chevy/GMC, Ford, International, Jeep Steering Arm or Axle Shaft Taper Lock Wedge QU42009, QU42009U

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QU42009 Original Equipment 7/16" ID Tapered Locking Bushing Cone for Dana Rear Axles and Dana 44 Front Steering Arms fits 1990 and earlier Dana 60, Dana 60HD or Dana 70 full floating rear axle shafts with tapered holes in the drive flange as found in many older Dodge, International, and Jeep trucks plus some vintage Ford 1 ton Dana 70 rear axles. QU42009 also fits the steering arms on 1975 and prior standard Dana 44 closed knuckle front axles with a trapezoid steering arm to steering knuckle bolt pattern.

QU42009U Used Tapered Locking Bushing Cone for Dana Rear Axles and Dana 44 Front Steering Arms while supplies last.

QU42009
One Tapered Split Wedge for Dana 60 & Dana 70 Rear Axle Shafts and Dana 44 Closed Knuckle Front Steering Arms

$17.98
* Kits made up of multiple items may not show an inventory in-stock status but are almost always in stock!

QU42009U
Used Tapered Locking Bushing Cone
$8.50
* Kits made up of multiple items may not show an inventory in-stock status but are almost always in stock!

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QU42009 is a original equipment Dana Tapered Bushing part number for both Dana 60/70 rear axle shafts and Dana 44 closed knuckle front steering arms retained by 7/16" studs. Length is is about 4/10" long. For rear axle shafts, 5/16" long QU40577 is available at a lower cost. QU40577 can NOT be used in place of QU42009 for steering arms because the steering arms used on standard Dana 44 closed knuckle front axles have a deeper bore compared to rear axle shafts.

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The idea of using a split taper bushing is to eliminate all axle shaft to fastener air gaps thereby minimizing the chance the fasteners loosen up and shear the studs under high load situations. Tapered Axle Shaft Bushings are ONLY used with studs.

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To remove the wedges, they must first be loosened up by vibration so they can expand slightly. Typically, you take off the locking nuts (and washers if present). An air hammer or large hammer/punch combination is then used to apply impact force to the noncritical open areas of the axle shaft flange. Sooner or later, the impact vibration will loosen the tapered wedges which can then be removed with QT1060 or other suitable tool. Never apply impact force to the stud, bushing or lathe center hole of the axle shaft!

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QU42009 is referred to as an Adapter in most original equipment vehicle parts books.

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Matching Parts/Tools for QU42009 7/16" Taper Split Wedge (aka: Adapter):
QU40577 Replacement Split Taper Wedge Bushing for Rear Axle Shafts
QU95036 7/16" All Steel USA Made Lock Nut
QU40078 Steel Axle Shaft Flange Gasket for most Ford and Dodge Dana 60, Dana 70 Axles
QU15003 Paper Axle Shaft Flange Gasket for Jeep M715 and some IHC and early Dodge Axles
QU40188 Knuckle Ball Seal Kit for Dana 44 Closed Knuckle Front Axles
QK4617 Knuckle Bearing Kit for Dana 44 Closed Knuckle Front Axles
QU20091/QU20092 Trapezoid Knuckle Shims
QU50627 King Pin Bearing Cup for Dana 44 Closed Knuckle Front Axles
QU50628 King Pin Bearing for Dana 44 Closed Knuckle Front Axles
QU40395 6 Bolt Inner Metal Hub Gasket for GM 3/4 ton trucks with Dana Plastic Dial Factory Lockouts
TK40573 6 Bolt Hub Gasket for Chevy, Dodge, and GMC with External Mount Lockouts
QT1060 Taper Wedge Remover Tool

Application

APPLICATIONS:

Chevy and GMC:
1960-1969 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton 4x4s with Closed Knuckle Dana 44 Front Axles and 7/16" Steering Arm Studs

Dodge:
1960.5-1971 Dana 44 Closed Knuckle Front Axle with 7/16" Steering Arm Studs
1959-1968 W100, D200, W200 Dana 60 Rear Axle Shaft
1969-1976 D200, W200 Dana 60 Rear Axle up to approx 4-1-1976 build date
4-2-1976 to 11-12-1990 D/W200, D/W250 series with 6200 pound capacity Dana 60 Rear Axle
1969-1991 D/W300, D/W350 with standard Dana 70 Rear Axle up to 11-12-1990 build date

Ford:
1954-1966 Dana 60 Rear Axle
1967-1979 Those Dana 60 Rear Axle with 7/16" Hub to Axle Shaft Studs
1967-1979 Those Dana 70 Rear Axle with 7/16" Hub to Axle Shaft Studs
1960.5-1965 F100 4x4 Closed Knuckle Dana 44 Front Axle with 7/16" Steering Arm Studs
1960.5-1975 F250 4x4 Closed Knuckle Dana 44 Front Axle with 7/16" Steering Arm Studs

IHC:
1969-1971 1100, 1200 with Closed Knuckle Dana 44 Front Axles and 7/16" Steering Arm Studs

Jeep:
1957-1967 FC170 with Dual Rear Wheels
1962-1970 J-Series with Dual Rear Wheels
1967-1969 M715, M725, M726 Military 1-1/4 Ton Trucks