Parts for Dana 44 Open Knuckle Front Axles in 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 Trucks
We have a good selection of parts for 1976 to 1979 Ford F-250 Dana 44 open knuckle front driving axles. Starting with the 1976 model year, Ford F-250 4x4 trucks were built with open knuckle, disc brake, Dana 44 monobeam axles which replaced the drum brake, closed knuckle design Dana 44 which had been used since 1959. Initially, Ford retained the remote mount transfer case, high-boy chassis but with a Dana 44 open knuckle front axles instead of a closed knuckle axle used through 1975. The 1976-1977-1/2 axles can be identified by type of wheel hub used. These 1976-1977-1/2 axles have disc brakes and a wheel hub that is drilled and tapped on it's outboard face in order to bolt on either a solid drive flange (full time) or external mount plastic dial Spicer hub lock (part time). 1977.5-1979 F-250 trucks are low riders with direct mount transfer cases. All 1977.5-1979 Dana 44 axles used an internal spline type wheel hub. Heavy-duty trucks could be ordered with an available 4500 pound capacity Dana 60 front axle for 1978 and 1979. 1979 was the last year Ford used a beam type Dana 44 front axle in the F-250 series. From 1980 through 1997, all 4x4 F-250 trucks used an Independent Front Suspension (IFS) drive axle.
Axle Identification
     

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Cover: 10 Bolt, 10-3/8" high  
  Suspension: Leaf spring  
  Ball Joints: Open Knuckle Pressed in Steering Knuckle, nuts at top.  
  Wheel Hubs up to 1977 Serial Number Y20000 are drilled and tapped on the outboard end with six 3/8" coarse thread holes for mounting an external type hublock or drive flange.  
Wheel Hubs from 1977 Serial Number Y20001 are internally splined for a splined hub drive gear or internal mount hublock.  
  Brakes: Disc  
Axle Assemblies and Axle Housings
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Axle Shafts
     
  TK40922 1976-1977.5 Torque King® Outer Axle Shaft for F250 High Boy is a heavy-duty, USA made replacement Outer Axle Shaft for all 1976-1977.5 Ford F250 4x4 trucks with open knuckle Dana 44 front axles. These rugged 19 spline outer axle shafts are made from thru-hardened and extra tough USA made steel.
  QU40158 1977.5-1979 Outer Axle Shaft for F250 Low Boy 4x4s with Dana 44 Front Axles is a genuine Dana part for either side side of your vintage Ford F250 Dana 44 open knuckle front axle.
  QU40639 1976-1979 Left Inner Axle Shaft is a genuine Dana original equipment Left (Drivers Side) Inner Axle Shaft for all 1976-1979 Ford F250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
  QU40640 1976-1979 Right Inner Axle Shaft is a genuine Dana original equipment Right (Passenger Side) Inner Axle Shaft for all 1976-1979 Ford F250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
     
Axle Shaft Seals and Seal Kits for Inner Axle Shafts
Ford used two different Inner Axle Shaft oil seals in 1976-1979 era F250 Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. An Inner Axle Seal is 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.

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QU40055 1976-1977 Inner Axle Shaft Seal for F250 is a genuine Dana replacement Seal for 1976-1977 F250 4x4s with the open knuckle Dana 44 front axle. QU40055 is a unitized seal that combines an axle shaft guide and inner axle shaft seal in one part. 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.
QU40159 1978-1979 Inner Axle Shaft Seal for F250 4x4s with the open knuckle Dana 44 front axle. 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. QU40105 fits all 1978-1979 Ford F250 Dana 44 front axles.
QK4872 1976-1977 Ford Dana 44 Axle Seal Tool Kit Quickly and easily installs QU40055 Inner Axle Seals to a precise depth in 1976-1977 Ford F-1250 3/4 ton 4x4 Dana 44 closed knuckle front axles. Our unique installer design will press in new your Inner Axle Seals without damage because the CNC Precision Machined Installation Tool cups the seal so force is only applied on the steel seal shell. QK4872 Kit includes install tools and two seals.
QK4830 1978-1979 Ford F250 Dana 44 Axle Seal Kit with Adjustable Depth Axle Seal Tool Set Quickly and easily installs QU40159 Inner Axle Seals in 1978-1979 F250 Dana 44 Front Drive Axles. Our unique installer design allows you press in new your Inner Axle Seals to a different depth to miss a groove worn in your axle shaft by the old seal. New Seal is installed without damage because the CNC Precision Machined Installation Tool cups the seal so force is only applied on the steel seal shell.
Axle Universal Joints
We offer three different Universal Joints for your hard working 1976 to 1979 Ford F-250 4x4 Truck with a Dana 44 solid front axle. Both 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. QU40754 and QU90007 are hot-forged and are 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 QU90018 Pyroplex® Plus Grease, these joints will last and last. Click on the Part Number Links to see our individual product pages for more info. Link to Vehicle Make or Category Links
TK40712 Torque King® Premium Non-Greaseable Axle U-Joint for 1976-1979 Ford F-250 Dana 44 Front Axles Best Quality Original equipment type universal joint with Premium Cold-Forged cross and superior pressure-type seals.
QU40754 Greaseable Axle U-Joint with Metal Backed Seals for 1976-1979 Ford F-250 Dana 44 Front Axles Better quality Axle U-Joint with Hot-Forged cross and metal backed rubber seals. NO LONGER AVAILABLE! NO LONGER AVAILABLE!
QU90007 Greaseable Axle U-Joint with Rubber Seals for 1976-1979 Ford F-250 Dana 44 Front Axles Value priced with Hot-Forged cross and flexible rubber seals.
     
     
     
Ball Joints
The 1976-1979 Ford 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. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
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 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
     
Brake Parts
1976 is the first year Ford offered disc brakes on F250 4x4s as either an option or stock equipment. All 1976-1979 Ford F250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 front axles were equipped with disc brakes and dual piston brake calipers.  
QU20054 Front Disc Brake Caliper Tension Spring for 1976-1979 Ford F250 Dana 44 front axle with dual piston calipers.
QU80002 Caliper Slide Lock Bolt is a special, hex head bolt that threads into the caliper anchor plate on your disc brake equipped 1976 to 1979 Ford F250 4x4 truck. The tapered body between the threads and end fits into the inner notch of the caliper slide or key. QU80002 is plated for corrosion resistance.
     
Differential and Pinion Bearings (Individual)
All 1976 to 1979 Ford F-250 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 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
QU50534 Timken® Outer Pinion Bearing for 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
QU50535 Timken® Inner Pinion Bearing Cup for 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
QU50536 Timken® Inner Pinion Bearing for 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
QU50538 Timken® Differential Side Bearing for 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. (uses 2)
QU50537 Timken® Differential Side Bearing Cup for 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. (uses 2)
Differential Bearing and Seal Kits
Most 1976-1979 F-250 3/4 ton trucks with open knuckle Dana 44 Front Axles used part time transfer cases and have lockout hubs. With a part time transfer case and lockout hubs, the axle shafts and differential parts do not rotate, so extreme diff/pinion bearing wear is rather rare except in work trucks. However, the flip side is water condensation in the diff has a tendency to cause rust and pitting of the bearings. If your vintage Ford has been used a lot in 4x4 mode or parked outside and subject to temperature changes, there is a good chance that significant wear or water damage 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 1976-1979 Ford F-250 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with the Dana 44 open knuckle front axle features first class Timken® Differential and Pinion Bearings, plus Pinion Seal, Pinion Nut, Crush Sleeve, Gear Marking Compound, Threadlocker, and RTV Sealant.
     
     
Differential Parts
Most 1976-1979 Ford F250 Dana 44 Front Axles were factory equipped with conventional open differentials. An optional Trac-Lok® limited slip differential was offered. Depending upon the year, both full time and part time transfer cases were used to drive the front axle. In vehicles having full time transfer cases in which 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 4.09 and numerically higher ratios due to the pinion gear diameter size for high and low ratios. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
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 1976-1979 Ford F250 Dana 44 open differential.
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 1976-1979 Ford F250 Dana 44 open differential.
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 1976-1979 Ford F250 with open differentials.
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 1976-1979 Ford F250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
  QU40178 30 Spline Dana 44 "Spider Gear" Kit is a genuine Dana Inner Differential Parts Kit for open differentials in Dana 44 axles with 30 spline inner axle shafts. QU40178 fits 1976-1979 Ford F250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
QU30170U Loaded Differential Case for Dana 44 with 3.92 to 5.89 ratio gear sets and 30 spline axle shafts.
QU40632 Empty Differential Case Kit for Dana Model 44 3.73 and numerically lower ratios. Includes ring gear bolts and diff shims.
  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.
  QU40634 Empty Differential Case Kit for Dana Model 44 3.92 and numerically higher ratios. Includes ring gear bolts and diff shims.
  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.
     
     
Gaskets and Gasket Makers
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. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
TK40573 Torque King® 6 Bolt Front Hub Gasket for 1976-1977.5 Ford F-250 a Open Knuckle Dana 44 Axle with 6 Bolt external mount lockout hubs is a brand new, precision cut, high-tech hub gasket. TK40573 fits all 1976 and 1977 F250 4x4s before serial number Y20001.
QU40395 Special Inner Metal Hub Gasket for Ford Factory Spicer Free-Running Factory Hubs on 1976-1977.5 3/4 ton Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
QU40214 Dana 44 Cover Gasket is a genuine original equipment Dana Gasket for all Dana-Spicer Model 44 axles
S82194 Ultra Gray RTV Sealant combines high adhesion and resistance to both conventional and synthetic gear lubes.
Hubs and Hub Parts
1976 to 1977-1/2 model year Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles up to 1977 serial number Y20000 have a wheel hub that is drilled and tapped on it's outboard face in order to bolt on either a solid drive flange (full time) or external mount plastic dial Spicer hub lock (part time). 1977.5-1979 F-250 trucks with Dana 44 axles from 1977 seial number Y20001 all used the internal spline type wheel hub. For all Dana 44 axles in part time F-250 models of the 1976-1979 era, the factory hub locks were made by Dana Spicer, but except for the axle shaft snap rings, no parts are interchangeable between the 1977.5-1979 internal mount and 1976-1977.5 external mount hub-locks. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
Parts for 1977.5-1979 Internal Spline Mount Type Hubs (1977 After Serial Number Y20000)
QU56018 Warn Manual Hub Set is a reliable, original equipment quality hub set with installation hardware for all part time transfer case equipped 1977.5-1979 F250 4x4s with Dana 44 Front Axles.
QU56019 1 Side Warn Manual Hub Set
QK4918 Hub Service Kit For QU56018 Warn Manual Hub Set.
QU40044 Hub Dial O-Ring for Dana original equipment plastic dial, spline mount factory hubs used on 1977.5 to 1979 Ford F-250 Dana 44 front axles with internally splined wheel hubs.
QU40032 Axle Shaft Snap Ring is a genuine original equipment part for 1977.5 to 1979 Ford F-250 4x4s with Dana 44 Front Axles.
QU40154 Hub Cam Body for Spicer Plastic Dial Internal Mount Hubs is a new old stock (NOS) genuine Spicer replacement part for original equipment Spicer Lockout Hubs used on 1977.5 to 1979 Ford F-250 Dana 44 front axles with internally splined wheel hubs.
QU40050 Spicer Tapered Hub Spring for 1977.5-1979 F-250 trucks Dana 44 front axles with internally splined wheel hubs equipped with either Spicer Plastic Dial factory hub-locks or full time drive gears.
QU40035 Hub Spring Plate fits between the QU40050 hub spring and the outer wheel bearing cup on 1977.5 to 1979 standard duty Ford F-250 Dana 44 front axles with internally splined wheel hubs.
QU20351 1977.5-1979 New Hub and Rotor Assembly with 1/2" wheel studs fits all Dana 44 equipped 1977 F250 4x4 starting with serial number Y20001 and all 1978-1979 F250 4x4 trucks with the stock Dana 44 front axle.
Parts for 1976-1977-1/2 External Mount (Bolt On) Hubs (1977 Before Serial # Y20001)
QU50818 Warn Premium Quality 6 Bolt External Mount Hub Set for 1976-1977.5 Ford F250 3/4 Ton 4x4s with Dana 44 front axles.
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.
QU50160 Small Selectro Hub Cam fits popular aftermarket replacement Selectro and Dualmatic Classic series hubs with big cast iron dials that were widely sold in the late 1970 and 1980s to replace malfunctioning OEM hubs. This 2-5/8" OD plastic cam is a genuine replacement part for the original failure prone, cast aluminum hub cams most of these hubs were built with.
QU40256 Dana Spicer Red Plastic Hub Dial is a genuine replacement part for 1976-1977-1/2 Ford F-250 3/4 ton trucks with the big Dana 6 Bolt factory installed, external mount hubs. Red dial with Ford decal.
QU40471 Spicer Hub Dial Sealing Ring is a V-Seal type sealing ring that fits QU40256 Hub Dial.
QU20112 Spicer Hub Dial Snap Ring Fits 1976-1977-1/2 heavy-duty Ford F-250 Dana 44 front axle with factory installed Spicer external mount hubs.
QU40918 Hub Dial Actuating Cam Pin for Dana factory 3/4 ton QU40256 plastic dial lockout hubs.
QU40406 Spicer Hub Cam for external mount hubs is a genuine replacement part for early to mid 1970's Ford and GM 3/4 ton trucks with Dana model 44 front axles and factory installed, Dana external mount (6 3/8" bolts) hubs.
QU20253 Hub Cam Lock Ring for QU40406 Hub Cam is a genuine replacement part for Ford F-250 Crew Cab 3/4 ton trucks with the big Dana-Spicer 6 Bolt factory installed, external mount hubs. Holds the QU40406 Hub Cam in the QU20114 Hub Clutch Gear
QU40602 Spicer Axle Shaft Gear Support Bushing is a genuine Dana replacement Bushing that supports your QU20109 Axle Shaft Drive Gear. QU40602 goes between the wheel hub and QU40547 splined hub body on all 1976-1977.5 Ford F-250 Dana 44 open knuckle front axles with factory installed Spicer plastic dial external mount hubs.
QU20109 Spicer Hub Axle Shaft Drive Gear Fits 1976-1977-1/2 heavy-duty Ford F-250 Dana 44 front axle with factory installed Spicer external mount hubs.
QU20114 Spicer Hub Clutch Gear with Pressed in Bushing Fits 1976-1977-1/2 heavy-duty Ford F-250 Dana 44 front axle with factory installed Spicer external mount hubs.
QU40032 Axle Shaft Snap Ring Fits 1976-1977-1/2 heavy-duty Ford F-250 Dana 44 front axle with factory installed Spicer external mount hubs.
QU40546 Spicer Hub Outer Chrome Cap Fits 1976-1977-1/2 heavy-duty Ford F-250 Dana 44 front axle with factory installed Spicer external mount hubs.
QU40547 Spicer Splined Hub Body fits 1976-1977-1/2 heavy-duty Ford F-250 Dana 44 front axle with factory installed Spicer external mount hubs.
QU40257Dana Spicer Hub Bluffer external mount hubs are genuine original equipment replacement socket head bolts. Fits 1976-1977-1/2 heavy-duty Ford F-250 Dana 44 front axle with factory installed Spicer external mount hubs. 3/8"-16 thread.
QU40231 Spicer Hub Sealing Washer is both a lockwasher and sealing washer.
QU40595 Hub Spring for Spicer OEM plastic dial external mount lockout hubs.
QU40602 Hub Bushing for the big Dana-Spicer 6 Bolt with Spicer plastic dial external mount lockout hubs.
QU40596 6 Bolt, 19 Spline Front Hub Drive Flange for 1976 and 1977 (before serial number Y20001) Ford F-250 trucks with Dana 44 front axles and full time NP203 transfer cases.
QU40597 Drive Flange Hub Cap for 1976 and 1977 (before serial number Y20001) Ford F-250 trucks with Dana 44 front axles and full time NP203 transfer cases.
Manuals and Technical Information
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. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
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.
Miscellaneous Parts
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. Link to Our GM Web Page Index
S24200 Blue Threadlocker for spindle and ring gear bolts etc.
QU90008 Gear Marking Compound use with QT9404 Brush to check your ring and pinion gear tooth pattern.
S9975 Anti-Seize Lubricant use between the spindle and knuckle mating surfaces to prevent rust bonding.
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!
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.
QU90015 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.
QU90017 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.
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.
Pinion Seals and Pinion Yokes
Ford used two different Dana 44 front Pinion Yokes on 1976 to 1979 Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. 1976-1977.5 F250s with part time transfer cases used 26 spline front axle Pinion Yokes made to take QU40772 3-5/8" wide front universal joint with 1-1/16" diameter cups. 1976 and 1977.5 F250 4x4s with the New Process NP203 full time transfer case have Double Cardan Front Constant Velocity Driveshafts using 3-7/32" wide universal joints and use QU40849 Yoke. Most 1977.5-1979 F250's use the larger QU40848 Yoke, but there are a few with QU40849 Yokes. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
QU40215 Dana 44 Front Axle Pinion Seal is a genuine original equipment pinion seal for all 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.

QU40849 U-Bolt Style 1310 Dana 44 Full Time Front Pinion Yoke is a stock type Pinion Yoke that fits 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles and NP203 full time transfer cases. U-Joint width is 3-7/32". Use with QU40768 U-Bolt Kit.

Also see QU40734 Strap and Bolt style Yoke.

QU40734 Strap and Bolt Style 1310 Series Pinion Yoke for Full Time Dana 44 Front Axles is a USA Made, 26 spline replacement, Strap and Bolt style pinion yoke for Ford Dana 44 axles. Use with QU40735 Strap and Bolt Kit. Includes pinion slinger made to match QU40215 Pinion Seal.
QU40768 1310/1330 Driveshaft U-Bolt Kit for Stock Pinion Yoke fits original equipment type pinion yokes on 1976-1979 Ford F-250 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with stock type front axle pinion yokes made for 1-1/16" diameter cups.
QU40848 1330 Dana 44 Replacement Pinion Yoke is a genuine Dana Yoke that fits 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles and part time transfer cases. U-Joint width is 3-5/8"
QU40735 U-joint Strap and Bolt Kit for QU40848 Pinion Yoke is used to attach your front driveshaft to QU40739 Dana 44 Replacement Pinion Yoke.
Ring and Pinion Kits
  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.
  QU40447 Genuine Dana 3.54 Ring and Pinion Kit with pinion bearings and small parts for Dana 44.
     
     
     
     
     
Small Parts
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. Link to Our Dodge Web Page Index
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.

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

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 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
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.
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 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
QU40002 Outer Pinion Bearing Slinger QU40002 is a genuine Dana-Spicer part that fits between the outer pinion bearing and pinion yoke on 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
QU40311 Dana 44 Front Differential and Pinion Shim Kit for 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle 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.
QU40009 Dana 44 Axle Pinion Lock Nut is a genuine Dana-Spicer original equipment replacement locking nut that fits 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
QU40010 Dana 44 Axle Pinion Washer is a genuine Dana-Spicer flat washer that fits between the pinion nut and pinion yoke on 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
QU20106 2-5/16" OD Worm Shaft Bearing Cup for most F250 Trucks with manual steering gears.
QU20113 Manual Steering Gear Worm shaft seal for 1976-1977 F250 with steering gear TAG# D6TA-HA
Spindles and Spindle Nuts
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QU40004 Inner Spindle Nut for 1976-1979 Ford F-250 Dana 44 Front Axle threads on the spindle and fits against your outer wheel bearing to provide correct wheel bearing end-play.
QU40060 Spindle Lock Washer for 1976-1979 Ford F-250 Dana 44 Front Axle locks your QU40004 Inner Spindle Nut in position when properly installed.
QU40031 Outer Spindle Nut for 1976-1979 Ford F-250 Dana 44 Front Axle is tightened against your QU40060 Spindle Lock Washer to keep it in place and it acts as a jam nut effectively locking both spindle nuts and the washer together.
QK4727 Spindle Nut Kit for 1976-1979 Ford F-250 Dana 44 includes one each of QU40004 Inner Spindle Nut, QU40060 Spindle Lock Washer, and QU40031 Outer Spindle Nut.
QU40332 Spindle for 1976-1977-1/2 F250 is a replacement Spindle with Spindle Bearing and Seals for all 1976-1977.5 Ford F250 "High Boy" 4x4s.
QU40594 1977.5-1979 Ford F250 Dana 44 Front Spindle Kit is an original equipment Front Axle Wheel Bearing Spindle for disc brake equipped Dana 44 front drive axles in 1977.5-1979 Ford F-250 "Low Boy" trucks.
Spindle Bearings and Seals
The dead spindle design of the 1976-1979 Ford F-250 Dana 44 front axle uses a needle bearing to support the outer axle shaft. To protect the bearing and control axial thrust, a 4 piece set consisting of an Axle Shaft Slinger, Large V-Seal, Small V-Seal, and Thrust Washer was used. We have both Kits and individual exact replacement Dana-Spicer Spindle small parts for your hard-working 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4.
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QK4734 Front Axle Shaft Spindle Bearing Set fits 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles. One bearing is pressed into each spindle to support the outer axle shaft.
QU40056 Small Spindle to Axle Shaft V-Seal is a genuine original equipment 1-5/16" ID Rubber V-Seal that is installed in your spindle between QK4734.5 Spindle Bearing and QU40070 Spindle Thrust Washer. Fits 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
QU40070 Axle Shaft to Spindle Thrust Washer is a genuine original equipment plastic thrust washer that controls axial thrust between your outer axle shaft and spindle. Fits 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
QU40071 Large Axle Shaft to Spindle V-Seal is a genuine original equipment 2.25" ID Rubber V-Seal that seals between your axle shaft and spindle. Fits 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
QK4739 Spindle Seal Kit services both sides on 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
QU40228 Spindle Bearing and Seal Kit services one side 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
QU40058 Outer Axle Shaft Slinger acts both as a crud deflector and a sealing surface on open knuckle axles. Replace anytime they are dinged, bent or badly corroded. Fits 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
Steering Knuckles
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Steering Linkage Parts
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Tools
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 1976-1979 F250 4x4. Link to Our GM Web Page Index
QT1044 Inner Pinion Bearing Installer for Dana 44 front axles in 1976-1979 F250 4x4 trucks.
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.
QT1812 Outer Pinion Bearing Cup Installer Installer attaches to one of our QT1100 Series Driver Handles. Our precision CNC machined steel Installer is makes installing your QU50533 Outer Pinion Bearing Cup a simple and fast procedure.
QT1100 Series Driver Handles are used in conjunction with our seal and bearing cup installers
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.
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.
QT1033 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.
QT1801 Bearing Cup Installer for Inner Wheel Bearing Cup on 1977.5-1979 F250 Dana 44 Front Axles
QT1802 Bearing Cup Installer for Outer Wheel Bearing Cup on all 1976-1979 F-250 Dana 44 Front Axles .
     
QT1012 Spindle Nut Socket for all 1976-1979 F250 Dana 44 Front Axles
QT1025 Universal Spindle Nut Socket for all 1976-1979 F250 Dana 44 Front Axles
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 Ford 4x4!
QT1023 Triple Thread Universal Spindle Puller Use with any 5/8" fine thread slide hammer to quickly and easily remove those rusted in front wheel bearing spindles on your 1976-1979 F250 Dana 44 Front Axle without damage! Essential for servicing axle u-joints, king pins, spindle bearings, inner axle seals, and differentials on 1977-1991 GM 10 Bolt Front Axles. Also works on most Dana 50IFS, Dana 44, Dana 30, Dana 27, and Dana 25 front axles.
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.
QT9018 5 Pound Dead Blow Hammer is just about the first tool you will reach for to do a multitude of jobs on your Ford 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.
     
Wheel Bearings and Seals (Individual)
     
QU50447 Timken® Outer Wheel Bearing Cup for all 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
QU50448 Timken® Outer Wheel Bearing for all 1976-1979 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front axles.
QU50568 1976-1977.5 Timken® Inner Wheel Bearing Cup for all 1976-1977-1/2 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 axles and externally mounted 6 bolt hub-locks or drive flanges.
QU50569 1976-1977.5 Timken® Inner Wheel Bearing for all 1976-1977-1/2 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 axles and externally mounted 6 bolt hub-locks or drive flanges.
QU50446 1977.5-1979 Timken® Inner Wheel Bearing Cup for all 1977.5 to 1979 Ford F-250 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with the standard Dana 44 closed knuckle front axles and internally splined wheel hubs.
QU50412 1977.5-1979 Timken® Inner Wheel Bearing for all 1977.5 to 1979 Ford F-250 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with the standard Dana 44 closed knuckle front axles and internally splined wheel hubs.
QU90001 1977.5 to 1979 Inner Wheel Seal for Ford F250 Dana 44 Internal Spline Wheel Hub fits all 1977.5 to 1979 Ford F-250 3/4 ton 4x4 trucks with the standard Dana 44 closed knuckle front axles and internally splined wheel hubs. Seal outside diameter is approximately 3-21/64".
QU50101 1976-1977.5 Premium OE Type 3/4 ton Inner Wheel Seal for 1976-1977-1/2 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front drive axles and 6 bolt, external mount drive flanges or lock-out hubs. QU50101 Premium OE Type Front Wheel Seal is interchangeable with QU50208 Flanged Front Wheel Seal.
QU50208 1976-1977.5 Flanged Inner Wheel Seal for all 1976-1977-1/2 Ford F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 open knuckle front drive axles and 6 bolt, external mount drive flanges or lock-out hubs. QU50208 Flanged Front Wheel Seal is interchangeable with QU50101 Premium Front Wheel Seal.