QK4871 1955-1988 Dana 44 Fixed Depth Axle Seal Kit

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QK4871 1955-1988 Dana 44 Axle Seal Kit with Fixed Depth Axle Seal Tool Set Quickly and easily installs QU40055 Inner Axle Seals to a precise depth in most 1950's to late 1970's Chevy, Dodge, Ford, GMC, International, and Jeep 4x4s with Dana 44 closed and open knuckle front drive axles. Our unique installer design will press in your new Inner Axle Seals to the exact depth and without damage because the CNC Precision Machined Installation Tool cups the seal so the force is only applied on the steel seal shell. USA Made. Tool Set Only is TS4871.

Also Available: Adjustable Depth QK4872 Seal and Tool Kit and TS4872 Adjustable Depth Tool Set Only.

Need More Info? Use the handy Links below to access over 40 years of Dan's product and vehicle specific Tech Notes to easily get the information you need for your vehicle's repair, maintenance, or upgrade project!

Dan the Gear Man® Tech Notes:
Depth Stop

Seal/Tool Match
Kit Components

Tech Note 1: Removal
Your brakes, wheel hubs, axle shafts, and differential must be removed from the housing to replace your QU40055 inner axle shaft seals.

Tech Note 2: Seals
Dana used both one piece and two piece Inner Axle Shaft Oil Seals in early Dana 44 front axles. Dimensionally, the two types are interchangeable and by the early 1970's, all the axles were built with the one piece seal that combines the Seal and Guide into a single unit. I always replace the original two piece QU42015 seal and separate sheet metal guide with QU40055 one piece Seal as I believe it has greater sealing ability plus longer life.

Tech Note 3: Variance
The inner axle seals used on Chevy, Dodge, Ford, GMC, IHC, and Jeep closed and open knuckle Dana Model 44 Front Axles will vary by year and model.

Tech Note 4: Depth Stop
QK4871 uses QT1041 application specific Depth Stop Seal Installer which has a raised flange on it that will stop against the Dana 44 axle bore face when QU40055 seal is at the correct depth.

Tech Note 5: Seal/Tool Match
Due to the way we have to make the tool to function, your Seal Installer and Seal MUST match. QT1041 Installer will only work with original equipment design, CR manufactured seals such as our QU40055. Seals manufactured by other seal manufacturers WILL NOT WORK WITH THIS INSTALLER!!!!

Tech Note 6: Clean
Once the axle is disassembled, the old seals can be easily removed with our QK4647 Seal Remover Tool Set or other suitable tools such as a length of sturdy pipe that will fit inside the axle tube. You will also need to clean the inside of the axle tube to remove dirt and crud that could get pushed into your new seal during reassembly.

Tech Note 7: Kit Components
Component Parts of QK4871 Inner Axle Seal Installation Kit are:
(2) QU40055 Inner Axle Seals
QT1041 Model 44 specific Depth Stop Seal Installer
QT1189 Model 44 Press Screw Assembly
QT1161 Model 44 Specific Thrust Plate


All: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
K5, K10: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977
K20: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977

All F100, F250: 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
F-250: 1967, 1968, 1969
F100, F150, F250: 1975, 1976, 1977
Bronco: 1976, 1977

W100, W200: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
W100, W200: 1972½, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977
Ramcharger: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977

All Dana 44 Closed Knuckle: 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970
Scout II: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
1100, 1200 (except 1200 Heavy Duty): 1971½, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975

All Dana 44 Closed Knuckle: 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973
Cherokee, Wagoneer, J10, J20: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977


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    Raymond Green on Jan 30, 2018

    I would recommend Torque King 4x4 Products to others. This item met all my expatiation regarding fitment, quality and value for my money. This installer tool was well worth the cost even if only used once.

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