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It’s Worse Than I Thought

I noticed this area inside the differential housing was ground down.  I guess the carrier bearings were so worn that the bolt-side of the carrier was flexing into the housing. That’s not so bad, but this next part is.  I … Continue reading

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Quadrasteer / Dana 60 Axle Differences and Similarities

The quadrasteer variant of the Dana 60 has 12 bolt holes instead of 10.  A standard gasket is shown on the right. If you call a Dana Spicer dealer, they will want to know the “Bill of Materials” or “Build Number”.  Mine … Continue reading

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Quadrasteer Carrier – Trac-Lok

The new Dana Trac-Lok carrier I ordered doesn’t fit.  (Supposed to be a standard Dana 60 component)  It is overall about 3/16″ shorter than the one that came out of the axle.  I didn’t think that would be necessarily wrong, so I … Continue reading

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Quadrasteer / Dana 60 Rebuild How-To (ring, pinion, carrier replacement)

The rear axle on a Quadrasteer equiped vehicle is a Dana 60.  It is a pretty common unit that was used on the front of many 1 ton trucks in the 70s, 80s and 90s, and some muscle cars in … Continue reading

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We had a Successful Operation

And when I say successful, I’m using it in the same sense Tom Hanks did in the movie ‘The Green Mile’ after they electrocuted that guy without any water on the sponge.  The quadrasteer motor and gearbox block access to … Continue reading

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Golf Cart Loses Wheel

You might remember me bitching about these little golf carts we have to ride on a while back, so I felt the need to take a few pictures of one of them today. I never did hear who rode in … Continue reading

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