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Dana 44 open knuckle parts help (4x4 Spindle Shim)

Discussion in 'Differential & Driveline' started by hoagster, Jul 10, 2019.

help identifying this part

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  1. hoagster

    hoagster Full Access Member

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    Hey guy's, rebuilding a Dana 44 front axle , small bearing spindle, total tear down.

    https://www.gmsquarebody.com/posts/497063/

    passenger side I had a gasket between the knuckle and the spindle/disk brake housing assembly. Need help identifying this part! Can not find it in any parts breakdown. Anyone see this? is it needed

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    That's an aftermarket alignment shim. Probably should be put back in the same way it came out, if you can remember. Should be thicker on one half and that should be toward the bottom, to decrease the camber. That's the way most of them were installed.
     
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    Thank you, I do remember how it was installed. I just wanted to make sure something wasn't missing on the other side. And I could not find any information on it.
     
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    Moog ,Specialty Products and probably some others I can't recall(old and slow) make these shims. Many different thicknesses and 3 or 4 different applications ,Corporate ,Dana 44 and 60's etc. Kinda time consuming ,need to get a reading on the camber then go to the chart supplied with the shim and figure out which one. They are color coded as to thickness if I remember correctly. A little labor intensive , but you can repack the wheel and the spindle bearings while you are there!!
     
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    It's hard to say if you'll need it since you're doing a frame off on your truck. Moog still has these rings available. The problem you may run into is that it may no longer need it and you'll have to pull the hub to remove it.

    For your truck they also make camber/caster bushings. Moog K931.

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    I removed and replaced both both ball joints on the driver side and the passenger side, the adjustment parts that your are referring to above have been replaced and the installation requires certain torque settings, so hopefully I have it all correct. I replaced every part that was worn, spindles, bearings, races and both axles, well see when I take her down the road.

    https://www.gmsquarebody.com/threads/73-k10-swb-frame-off-redo.23393/page-4#post-497063
     

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