Do I need a differential case spreader?

Do I need a differential case spreader?

Case spreaders help get the carrier in and out when preloaded. It can be helpful but is not needed.

What is differential housing?

(ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃəl ˈhaʊzɪŋ) noun. automobiles. the casing that houses the differential of a motor vehicle.

What is an axle spreader?

Differential Housing Spreader. Removing or installing differential ring-gear assemblies on Dana axle models 30 through 70. It’s a heavy-duty device using mechanical screw power to spread the housing. It helps prevent the component damage that often results from the use of homemade devices.

What is the torque on a Dana 44 pinion nut?

Start tightening the pinion nut towards 200 Ft. Lbs.

What is the difference between axle and differential?

A differential is part of the front and/or rear axle assembly. The axle is the central shaft that the wheels on the vehicle rotate around. The differential allows wheels on the same axle to rotate at different speeds.

Do FWD have differentials?

With front-wheel-drive (FWD), the differential is alongside the transmission inside a housing, and the unit is called a transaxle. With rear-wheel-drive (RWD), the differential is between the rear wheels, connected to the transmission by a driveshaft.

What is differential housing spreader?

What does a Dana 80 come in?

ID A Dana 80 Rear Axle in Chevy, Dodge Ram, or Ford Truck IDN-126. Was: Dana 80 Rear Axles have been in production since the 1988 Model Year. They have been used in Chevy/GMC 1992-2002 , Dodge(1994-2002), and Ford (1988-current) trucks vans, and motorhome chassis.

What are differential housings made of?

Ductile iron has traditionally been the material of choice for differential housings on rear wheel drive axles because of it’s durability and low cost. There is a trend to use Aluminum as a differential housing material to reduce vehicle weight and improve fuel economy.

How much is a Dana 80 worth?

A Dana 80 front axle without the adjustable knuckles will run about $6,240. Exact pricing will vary depending on your choice of locker or limited-slip, axleshafts, brakes, etc.