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Old May 15th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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Default Ramcharger Dana 44 help

Hey guys im hoping someone can help. I have a bog Sunday and need my truck going. I have a 1993 Ramcharger with the CAN Dana 44 with the 2 piece axle shaft. Something happened and my spider gear grenaded. Took my carrier out, went to the junk yard and found the same carrier from at 87 Ram. Swapped my gear on to the carrier (i had 3:55 junk yard was 3:24) put it back together and its so tight i cant fit any shims and something.is not right because the ring gear is not setting into the pinion gear
Its barely catching. Any ideas or suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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Old May 15th, 2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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not the same carrier? different carrier break?
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Old May 15th, 2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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set both carriers on floor and see if the ring gear flange is the same height, probably not
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Old May 15th, 2013, 09:32 PM   #4
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Put spider gears in your carrier. Should be fine.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 09:40 PM   #5
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Carrier break is 3.91 for Dana 44. Did you put the"new" carrier in. with your old gear set?
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Old May 15th, 2013, 09:44 PM   #6
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My carrier is pretty chewed up. I put my ring gear on the junk yard carrier which i assumed would be the same.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 01:24 PM   #7
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You were right, my gear flanges didnt match up. Put my new spider gears on my old carrier should be good to go! Thanks so much
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