HELP! Broken Front Axle.

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by smitht65, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. smitht65

    smitht65 New Member

    I have heard that there are 2 different lengths for this axle... its a Dana 44 with 4:10 Gears.. out of my 1977 Chev Suburban K20
    I will post pictures of what broke with this thread.
    I need to know if this is true... because I would like to order the new part before I start tearing the truck apart.
    Please help!
    Just click on the pictures to make them bigger..

    IMG_0950.jpg IMG_0951.jpg
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    D44 parts are getting tough to find. You might consider swapping in a GM ten bolt just for better parts availability. The 10 bolt has a larger diameter axle tube, and a better wheel bearing setup too.

    What size tires are you running, and how much time do you spend in the mud?
  3. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy All hail the Mad King!! Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Looks like you just need a new axleshaft. No big deal. You should be able to find them pretty easily from various offroad shops.
  4. sstoner911

    sstoner911 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Yep....I would say its true :glasses:

    I am no expert but x2 on what crawdaddy said.

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