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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:10 AM   #1
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replace ring gear bolts?

I pulled my cover of my dana 44 and noticed one of my ring gear bolts was loose and backed itself out. I checked the others and they where loose aswell, I took my 3/8 rachet and snug them up and one bolt broke(managed to get the broken stud out) my question is do I need to replace all the bolts now, and they must be a certain grade(above a 8) the marking on the bolt head say 216 le/h. where do I buy new bolts like these if needed? thanks
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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:12 AM   #2
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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:19 AM   #3
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They are usually fine thread, grade 8 is fine, torque to spec, and use loctite. Watch out, some are reverse thread. You're local auto parts store should have ring gear bolts.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:40 AM   #4
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Inspect the ring gear for galling, if none; replace the bolts, use red Loctite (and surface prep spray), Dana 44 Ring gear bolt torque is 55 ft lb, carrier cap torque is 60 ft lb.

Looks like you may have caught it just in time.
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