Parts for 1983.5-1996 Ford Bronco, F150, & F250 4x4s with Dana 44IFS Twin Traction Beam Front Axles
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We stock a good selection of replacement parts for 1983.5 to 1996 Ford F-250 plus 1984-1996 Ford Bronco and F150 4x4s with Dana Spicer Model 44 Independent Front Suspension (IFS) Twin Traction Beam® drive axles. First used in 1980, the Ford IFS Twin Traction Beam® Dana 44 axle went through a significant differential and right side inner axle shaft design changes for vehicles built in 1983-1984.
Axle Identification
Ford was the only vehicle manufacturer to use Dana Twin Traction Beam® Independent Front Suspension Axles which can be found on 1980-1996 model year Ford 4x4s. The Twin Traction Beam® IFS Axle line includes the coil spring Models 28 and 35 found in Bronco II, Explorers and Ranger pickups, the Model 44 which was used in fill size Broncos, F-150 (coil springs), and light duty F-250 pickups (leaf springs), and the leaf sprung 4500 to 4600 pound rated Model 50IFS axle in heavy GVW F-250 and 1980-1985.5 F-350 trucks. Dana 44IFS axles in F250 models after 1991 are uncommon and were probably only used on base model, light-duty regular cab vehicles. Dana does not list a 44 for F-250's after 1988, but Ford parts books do show a 3850# Dana 44IFS for regular cab F-250s as late as 1996.  
  Right Differential Output Shaft: The major difference between 1980-1983.5 and 1983.5-1997 Ford Dana 44IFS front axles is the way the right differential output shaft is supported and retained. The early axles use a pressed-on taper roller bearing and an external bolt-on retaining flange. Later production axles use a straight roller bearing pressed into the differential housing and the axle shaft is retained by a snap ring inside the differential next to the differential side gear. The early right diff output shafts could be pulled without removing the differential housing from the axle beam with a special slide hammer puller attachment, but seal replacement also requires the bearing be replaced. For later axles, you MUST remove the differential housing from the axle beam to access the snap ring, but once it is out replacing the right seal is quick and easy.  
Hub Size: Ford used both Dana 44 and Dana 50 IFS Twin Traction Beam® Front Axles in F-250 trucks. The easiest way to tell them apart is by measuring the diameter of the wheel hub or locking hub. Dana 44 axles have hubs that are approximately 3-3/8" in diameter. Dana 50 Hubs are about 4-1/8" in diameter.  
  Ball Joints: Pressed in Steering Knuckle, nuts at top.  
     
     
     
Axle Assemblies and Axle Housings
     
     
  QU50097 Axle Beam Pivot Bushing fits either left or right axle beams. One of these Bushings gets pressed into the inboard end of each axle beam.
Axle Shafts
Although all Ford Dana 44IFS axle shafts take the same u-joints, the inner and outer axle shafts have different lengths for Bronco/F150 and F250 models. There are also 2 possible outer axle shafts for Bronco and F150 for the 1987 to early 1990 model years. The 1987-1989 (and perhaps early 1990) Bronco and F150 4x4s with flat "pancake" hubs use an outer axle shaft that is almost 1-1/2" shorter than the type used on all Bronco/F150 models with internally splined front wheel hubs. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
QU50444 1/2 ton Front Outer Axle Shaft is for 1983.5-1996 Ford Bronco F150 Dana 44IFS. 9.92" from end to center of U-Joint hole. Does NOT fit 1987-1990 with pancake front wheel hub.
  QU40624 1/2 ton Left Inner Axle Shaft fits ALL 1983.5-1996 Ford Bronco and 1983.5-1996 Ford F150 4x4 Dana 44IFS front axles.
  QU40263 1/2 ton Right Inner Axle Shaft fits ALL 1983.5-1996 Ford Bronco and 1983.5-1996 Ford F150 4x4 Dana 44IFS front axles.
  QU40920 3/4 ton Front Outer Axle Shaft fits ALL 1983.5-1996 Ford F250 4x4 Dana 44IFS front axles.
  QU40921 3/4 ton Left Inner Outer Axle Shaft fits ALL 1983.5-1996 Ford F250 4x4 Dana 44IFS front axles.
QU40616 3/4 ton Right Inner Axle Shaft fits ALL 1983.5-1996 Ford F250 4x4 Dana 44IFS front axles.
  QU40626 Dana 44IFS Right Axle Shaft Slip Yoke for all 1983.5-1996 Ford Bronco/F150 and 1983-1996 F250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 Twin Traction Beam® IFS front axles..
  QU40627 Dana 44IFS Right Differential Output Shaft for all 1983.5-1996 Ford Bronco/F150 and 1983-1996 F250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 Twin Traction Beam® IFS front axles.
QU40334 Slip Yoke Assembly for early Ford Dana 44 IFS front axle. Right axle shaft slip yoke.
     
Axle Shaft Seals and Seal Kits
Ford introduced a redesigned Dana 44IFS Twin Traction Beam Front Axle during the 1983 model year that uses a right Differential Output Shaft retained by a C-Clip inside the axle housing. The new design requires the Differential Housing be removed from the left axle beam to service the Right Axle Shaft Seal and/or center axle universal joint. Also introduced was a right Axle Slip Joint protected by a flexible rubber Boot instead of a pressed on Yoke Seal. The Slip Yoke Boot eliminated one of the chronic problems the previous 1980-early 1983 axle had, namely axle shaft spline failure from water and grit infiltrating past the seal. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
QU40534 Right Side Differential Output Bearing and Seal Kit for Ford Dana 44 IFS Front Axles is a genuine original equipment Kit that includes the right Axle Shaft Support Bearing, Right Axle Shaft Oil Seal and Axle Shaft Retaining Clip. Fits 1984-1996 Ford Dana 44 Twin Traction Beam IFS front drive axles.
QU40087 Left Ford Dana 44 IFS Axle Shaft Seal fits all 1983.5-1996 Ford Bronco/F150 and 1983-1996 F250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 Twin Traction Beam® IFS front axles.

Link to our large text QU40087 catalog page.

QU40088 Right Ford Dana 44 IFS Axle Shaft Seal fits all 1983.5-1996 Ford Bronco/F150 and 1983-1996 F250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 Twin Traction Beam® IFS front axles that have the right inner axle shaft retained by a snap ring.

Link to our large text QU40088 catalog page.

QU40557 Axle Shaft Slip Yoke Seal for Ford Dana 44IFS Twin Traction Beam® Front Axles is a genuine original equipment part for all 1983.5-1996 Ford Bronco/F150 and 1983-1996 F250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 Twin Traction Beam® IFS front axles.

Link to our large text QU40557 catalog page.

QU40572 Ford Dana 44IFS Right Axle Shaft Slip Yoke Boot is a genuine original equipment replacement Boot for all 1983.5-1996 Ford Bronco/F150 and 1983-1996 F250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 Twin Traction Beam® IFS front axles that have the right inner axle shaft retained by a snap ring.

Link to our large text QU40572 catalog page.

QU40085 One Ear Stainless Steel Boot Clamp for the small end of QU40572 Slip Yoke Boot.

Link to our large text QU40085 catalog page.

QU40084 One Ear Stainless Steel Boot Clamp for the large end of QU40572 Slip Yoke Boot.

Link to our large text QU40084 catalog page.

QU40515 Right Differential Output Shaft Support Bearing for 1984-1996 Ford Dana 44IFS Front Axles.
QU40226 Retaining Ring for Ford Dana 44, Dana 50 IFS Differential Output Shafts is a genuine original equipment spring steel Snap Ring that fits in a groove on your innermost right axle shaft on 1984-1996 Ford Dana 44IFS and 1983.5-1997 Ford Dana 50 IFS Twin Traction Beam® front axles in full size Ford 4x4s.
Axle Universal Joints
We offer two different Universal Joints for your hard working 1984 to 1996 4x4 Bronco or F-Series 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. QU90007 is hot-forged and is equipped with single lip seals. It is 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. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
TK40712 Torque King® Premium Non-Greaseable Axle U-Joint for 1984-1996 Ford Dana 44IFS Front Axles Original equipment type universal joint with Premium Cold-Forged cross and superior pressure-type seals.
QU90007 Greaseable Axle U-Joint with Rubber Seals for 1984-1996 Ford Dana 44IFS Front Axles Value priced with Hot-Forged cross and flexible rubber seals.
Ball Joints
Ford used the same Ball Joints for all Dana 44IFS front axle applications in Bronco, F150, and F250 from 1980 to 1996, but different replaceable upper ball joint camber bushings were used depending upon the model, year, and suspension height. Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
QU40171 Original Equipment Dana 44 IFS Ball Joint Set for all Ford Dana 44IFS front axles includes these Dana original equipment parts: one non-greaseable upper ball joint with nut, one non-greaseable lower ball joint with nut, one snap ring, one offset camber bushing, and one cotter key.
QU50095 Premium Greaseable Upper Ball Joint made by Dana for all Ford Dana 44IFS front axles.
  QU50222 Premium Greaseable Lower Ball Joint made by Dana for all Ford Dana 44IFS front axles.
QU40600 and QU50861 Fixed Camber Bushings for 1983.5-1996 Ford Dana Model 44 IFS front axle.
Brake Parts
     
     
     
Differential and Pinion Bearings (Individual)
All 1984 to 1996 Ford Broncos and F-150/F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44 Independent Front Suspension Twin Traction Beam® Front Axles use the same differential and outer pinion bearings. The Inner Pinion Bearings changed during the 1992 model year, so if you have a 1992 model, you must verify which Inner Pinion Bearing and Cup your axle has.
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 1984-1996 Ford Bronco and Ford F-150/F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44IFS Twin Traction Beam® front axles.
QU50534 Timken® Outer Pinion Bearing for 1984-1996 Ford Bronco and Ford F-150/F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44IFS Twin Traction Beam® front axles.
QU50535 Timken® Early Inner Pinion Bearing Cup for 1984-1992.5 Ford Bronco and Ford F-150/F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44IFS Twin Traction Beam® front axles up to and including Axle Tag BOM Number 610335.
QU50536 Timken® Early Inner Pinion Bearing for 1984-1992.5 Ford Bronco and Ford F-150/F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44IFS Twin Traction Beam® front axles up to and including Axle Tag BOM Number 610335.
QU50539 Timken® Late Inner Pinion Bearing Cup for 1992.5-1996 Ford Bronco and Ford F-150/F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44IFS Twin Traction Beam® front axles with Axle Tag BOM Number 610407 or higher.
QU50540 Timken® Late Inner Pinion Bearing for 1992.5-1996 Ford Bronco and Ford F-150/F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44IFS Twin Traction Beam® front axles with Axle Tag BOM Number 610407 or higher.
QU50538 Timken® Differential Side Bearing for 1984-1996 Ford Bronco and Ford F-150/F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44IFS Twin Traction Beam® front axles. (uses 2)
QU50537 Timken® Differential Side Bearing Cup for 1984-1996 Ford Bronco and Ford F-150/F-250 4x4 trucks with Dana 44IFS Twin Traction Beam® front axles. (uses 2)
     
Differential Bearing and Seal Kits
     
     
     
Differential Parts
     
     
     
Gaskets and Gasket Makers
S82194 Ultra Gray RTV Sealant combines high adhesion and resistance to both conventional and synthetic gear lubes. The perfect choice to seal the differential housing to the left axle beam on your Ford Dana 50 IFS Front Axle.

Link to our large text S82194 catalog page.

     
     
Hubs and Hub Parts
1984-1986 and 1989-1996 Ford Bronco and F150 Dana 44IFS axles all have internally splined front wheel hubs. 1987 and most 1988 Bronco and F150 models have a thin, unsplined wheel hub that requires a special flanged9(Top-Hat) type hub-lock assembly. All the Dana 44IFS equipped F250 trucks have internally splined wheel hubs.  
QU20345 Hub and Rotor is a brand new genuine ford OE hub and rotor assembly with 9/16" studs is specific to 1987-1994, but will fit 1980-1986.
QU20350 Hub is a brand new genuine ford OE hub with studs is specific to 1995 and 1996 f150 and full size Bronco.
QU20349 Hub is a brand new genuine ford OE hub with studs is specific to 1993 and 1994 f150 and full size Bronco.
QU56018 Warn Manual Hub Set for 1984-1996 Ford Bronco and F150 with internally splined wheel hubs. Also fits 1984-1988 F250 3/4 Ton 4x4s with Dana 44 front axles.
QU56019 1 Side Warn Manual Hub Set
QK4918 Hub Service Kit For QU56018 Warn Manual Hub Set.
QU20026 1987-1988 Hublock Retaining Clip for 1987-1988 Ford Bronco and F150 with flange mount Auto or Manual hublocks. These clips hold your flange type hublock against the wheel hub when you remove the wheels so that sealing o-ring between the hublock and wheel hub will maintain in contact with both.
     
     
Manuals and Technical Information
     
     
     
Miscellaneous Parts
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
1984-1996 Ford Dana 44IFS Front Axles use a Pinion Yoke made for the oversize 1.125" u-joint cups used on the Ford specific 1330F universal joints (See TK40723 and QU40776). Link to Our Ford Web Page Index
QU20180 Ford Dana 44IFS Front Axle Pinion Yoke is a genuine original equipment Ford Front Pinion Yoke for 1984-1996 Ford Bronco, F150, and F250 4x4s with Dana 44 IFS (IFS=Independent Front Suspension) Twin Traction Beam™ front drive axles.

Link to our large text QU20180 catalog page.

QU40578 Pinion Seal for Ford Dana 44 is a genuine Dana original equipment Pinion Seal for 1984-1996 Ford Bronco, F150, and F250 4x4s with Dana 44 IFS (IFS=Independent Front Suspension) Twin Traction Beam™ front drive axles.

Link to our large text QU40578 catalog page.

QU40841 Driveshaft U-Bolt Kit for Ford Dana 44 Front Axle fits all 1984-1996 Ford original equipment type Front Dana 44IFS pinion yokes.

Link to our large text QU40841 catalog page.

     
Ring and Pinion Kits
     
     
     
Small Parts
QU20078 Half-Moon Axle Shaft Snap Ring for 1986-1996 Ford Bronco, F150, and Dana 44 IFS front axle equipped F-250 4x4 trucks with factory automatic hubs. These C-Type Snap Rings fit a groove in the outer axle shaft just and retain the spline thrust washer (QU20077 or QU40079).
QU20077 3 Piece Axle Shaft Thrust Washer Set for 1993-1996 Ford Bronco and F150.  Set includes 19 Spline Steel Washer, Steel Thrust Washer, and Synthetic Thrust Washer.
QU40079 19 Spline Thrust Washer for 1986-1992 Ford Bronco, F150, and Dana 44 IFS front axle equipped F-250 4x4 trucks with factory Automatic Locking Hubs. This steel Thrust Washer fits over the outer axle shaft and fits against the end of the spindle.
     
     
Spindles and Spindle Nuts
QU40106 Rachet Type Spindle Nut for Ford Dana 44 Front Axles
     
     
Spindle Bearings and Seals
QU40436 1993-1996 Bronco and F-150 Outer Axle Shaft/Spindle Seal and Bearing Set has the genuine original equipment axle support bearing and spindle seals needed to service ONE side.
QU40459 1993-1996 Press On Axle Shaft to Spindle Seal is a genuine original equipment seal that is installed on your outer axle shaft. Fits 1993 to 1996 Ford Bronco and F-150 Dana 44 Independent Front Suspension (IFS) front axles.
     
     
Steering Knuckles
     
     
     
Steering Linkage Parts
     
     
     
Tools
     
     
     
Wheel Bearings and Seals (Individual)
     
     
     
Wheel Bearing and Seal Kits