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Old February 2nd, 2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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I have a Dana 44 front axle. I am wondering if you can turn or take out the threaded sleeve for the upper ball joint without dissembling the ball joint?
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I have a Dana 44 front axle. I am wondering if you can turn or take out the threaded sleeve for the upper ball joint without dissembling the ball joint?
You don't disassemble the ball joint, you remove it.

You'll have to remove the ball joint to take out the sleeve - the ball joint is wedged against it.

Why would you want to turn the sleeve?
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I am looking to get a lil more castor so it steers straight better. I have already added 4 degree wedges but I cant go anymore there b/c I have a front cv joint and I dont want to loose anymore of my angle. I also dont want to cut the C's and relocate them. The steering isnt bad but it could be better. I know they make oblong sleeves for dana 44s. Plus my tires leen out at the top so it would be nice to get the camber a lil better too. Might already have the adjustable ones in there and they need a lil tweekin.
Sorry for rambling but ive had a few and I thought I would save people the time of saying "ad axle shims" or 'cut the C's off and reweld."
Thanks for the reply. I will probably just have to wheel it the way it is for now and put it on the project list. Ball joints are still tight and I have bigger fish to fry.

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I am looking to get a lil more castor so it steers straight better. I have already added 4 degree wedges but I cant go anymore there b/c I have a front cv joint and I dont want to loose anymore of my angle. I also dont want to cut the C's and relocate them. The steering isnt bad but it could be better. I know they make oblong sleeves for dana 44s. Plus my tires leen out at the top so it would be nice to get the camber a lil better too. Might already have the adjustable ones in there and they need a lil tweekin.
Sorry for rambling but ive had a few and I thought I would save people the time of saying "ad axle shims" or 'cut the C's off and reweld."
Thanks for the reply. I will probably just have to wheel it the way it is for now and put it on the project list. Ball joints are still tight and I have bigger fish to fry.
If you tried to adjust the sleeve to get some camber it would start reducing the caster. They do make camber shims (spindle shims) that you could use.
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