Complete DIY Dana 44 Wheel Bearing Service FSJ

Complete DIY Dana 44 Wheel Bearing Service FSJ

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Today we are going to perform some basic maintenance on our full size Jeep Dana 44. The simple job will ensure good performance out of your front axle for years to come! This is a 1982 Jeep J10 pickup and these axles were used on all full size Jeep models (Wagoneer included)!

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36 thoughts on “Complete DIY Dana 44 Wheel Bearing Service FSJ”

  1. I'm surprised that truck doesn't have an 8 lug. Mid to late 70's truck axles have the 8 lug, dana 60 full float rear and a heavy duty 44 front. In fact, the front 44's on some of the heavy gvw front 44's (some or all 7000, 7600 and 8200gvw) actually use dana 60 thick tubes and larger spindles/bearings, with a 44 diff. A set of 3/4 ton axles would be a great upgrade if you can find a set. Look for "J20" trucks. Just my two cents-which is all I have left after maintaining my personal J-truck 😛

  2. When you spin that hub it sounded rough, like you should have replaced the wheel bearings instead of just re-packing them.

  3. What i've read and done with my 78 ford hp44 is 35ftlb for the first nut and then 150ftlb for the second nut. seem to have zero issues doing it that way. Great video regardless, keep up the cool videos!

  4. OK @BleepinJeep you are officially now on my list of 'never skip ads'. Great work, great detail and entertaining. Want to shoot a followup video here in VT when you do my front wheel bearings in my dana 44 in sub zero temperatures? I'll provide the coffee and beer/BBQ to follow service. 🙂

  5. would you say older vehicles are over engineered or too complicated compared to newer models? these all are brand new stuff to me. i genuinely respect you for knowing that much. cheers and best wishes!

  6. Awesome video! Cringed when you pulled that wheel and got under that beautiful Jeep fender without a stand underneath for safety. Would love to see you keep making videos of this quality. It only takes that “one” time for something to fail.

  7. Two cents for removing the spindle: wire brush around the studs so crud is not jamming in there when the spindle starts to come off.
    Then when you whack it with the rubber mallet and it starts to come off, put a small flatblade screwdriver in the crack to use it as a "ladder". Then as you hit the spindle it will "climb" on the screwdriver instead of just rocking back and forth. This was very helpful for me when working on a very tight space with not much room to use the mallet.

  8. I consulted my Haynes manual for 1980-1996 f-series there are three different numbers in there for that outer lock nut in the wheel hub. one for three different styles of front axle. Just crazy.

  9. That real seal is cheap why not remove it and clean bearings properly and replace seal. Plus that rotor is f**ked. Why would you run that

  10. I believe those are just standard duty warn lockout hubs not Jeep specific. I got the exact same thing (internals and all) on my Dana 44 in my K10. Great video all the same though!

  11. We use a needle for the grease gun to get between the cage and the rollers, seems to work good especially if you're not changing the seal out

  12. Yo nate love the comancheep build and I’m always pumped when it’s her turn in the stoplight on the channel but I gotta ask why didn’t you do new rotors and seals while you had it apart? Never mind u answered it later in the video saying it’s routine Maintenance you do once a year

  13. I worked with a man who was a safety instructor and always followed the safety rules to the fullest until one day he did a quick inspection on his wife car without using a jack stand or wheel blocks. She came out to see what was taking him so long only to find the car fell on his head killing him instantly. Please use your stands before posting a video and help save a life. It may be your own Otherwise interesting video.

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