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 has no brakes 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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