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ford f250 front axle

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by stretch1, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. stretch1

    stretch1 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    a friend of mine has a 2000 f250 7.3, does anyone know if it has a dana 50 or 60 front axle
     
  2. wls

    wls Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    I think its a 50
     
  3. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    solid axle Dana 60
     
  4. mr.muddmotors

    mr.muddmotors Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    should be a 50
     
  5. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    couldn't edit post


    went to research it came with Dana 50 or dana 60


    our 01 F250 have dana 60 it say on pumpkin


    Dana 50 = 229
    Dana 60 = 248
    The three digit model number is cast into the center section, upside down, on the passenger side above the horizontal reinforcement rib.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2009
  6. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    yup, you have to look at the axle and find the tag, or the casting number.
    2000 could be either a 50 or a 60. ford did not go strictly to the 60 front axle till 2002.
     
  7. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    my 03 has a 60
     
  8. wls

    wls Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    My old 02, I think it was the 50, not sure though
     
  9. stretch1

    stretch1 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    alright thanks ill have to look, we put a wheel bearing on it the other night cause it was bad, and the axle shaft is very sloppy in it after the new bearing, so now we figure there is bearings in the axle that have to be warn out
     
  10. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    stretch1
    There is normally about 1/8" play at the yokes. The only bearing supporting the axle shaft is the torrington bearing that comes already installed in the new unit bearing. The inner axle end is supported by the differential splines, and the outer stub shaft is supported by the lockout & torrington bearing. My axle yokes move enough to contact the upper ball joint grease zerk. My unit bearing is only about two weeks old. A 2000 F250 should have the D50 front axle.
     
  11. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    stretch1
    There is normally about 1/8" play at the yokes. The only bearing supporting the axle shaft is the torrington bearing that comes already installed in the new unit bearing. The inner axle end is supported by the differential splines, and the outer stub shaft is supported by the lockout & torrington bearing. My axle yokes move enough to contact the upper ball joint grease zerk. My unit bearing is only about two weeks old. A 2000 F250 should have the D50 front axle.
     
  12. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    2000 has the Dana 50

    (my 01 F-350 has the D50 as well....yes I'm sure as I put a D50 ARB and 4.56s in it)


    99-01 SRW Fords were D50
    02+ is when Ford swtiched to the D60 (some early 02s still had the D50).