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Broke an axle

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by unior, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. unior

    unior Member
    Messages: 31

    Well I thought I made it through the storm with no major breakdowns. Then this morning I was pushing snow at my next door neighbors and heard a bang. Busted a u joint, inner and outer front axle on my k20. :mechanic: I had chains on the front wheels so maybe that attributed to the carnage. Autozone wants 860 for just the inner axle! Looking at a junkyard axle but they won't go get the part until the snow melts. :realmad:
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,192

    Check these guys out:
    http://www.drivetrain.com/parts_cat...shaft__heavy_duty_jeep_and_pickup_trucks.html

    Or go to a bone yard.
     
  3. Casper1

    Casper1 Member
    Messages: 42

    Did this this to the exact same year and model of truck last year. I bought all new inner and outer shafts, u joint, seals and other small parts and it wasn't anywhere near that much. Mine was the Corp 10 if that makes any difference.

    It's not too bad of a job. Getting the caliper bolts out required one of those striped head tools though.

    I replaced the truck this year.

    As I'm typing this I am wondering what side you broke. I broke the drivers side. The pass side needed a new u joint which I bought and never replaced. The guy who bought the truck had a whole used pass side assy so he just swapped and didn't use the new u joint I had given him with the truck. If you'd like I can see if he has the old one along with the ujoint.
     
  4. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    Ya that much for Dana 44 parts is crazy. Look around online. I am sure you can get that a lot cheaper. I remember changing u joints in my dana 44 every year. The driver side would start clicking and was the one to always break first. As soon as I heard it clicking I would unlock the hubs and fix it.
     
  5. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

  6. Casper1

    Casper1 Member
    Messages: 42