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1988 dakota rear diff swap

I have an 88 dakota with 5 bolt axles, can I swap the 5 bolt axles into a 93 posi rear end to replace the 6 bolt axles. I want 5 bolt in the end and need to know if the splines on the 5 and 6 bolt axles are the same between those years

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remove the 'locking bolt', once the pin is out the c-clips shoud fall out unless this is a floating axle in which the axles are attached at the hub.

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SOURCE: 4wheel drive not engaging 1993 chevy k2500

had thesame problem on my1993 k1500. front axel would not ingauge. Ihve the independent suspension no th solid axel. my solution costed70 dollars and waste frontaxel actuato. this is on he passenger side ofthe frontaxel pig andmine hd a 2 wire round pin plug. some have a 4wire flat pin plug. it wasas simple as unplugging te old one and unscrewing it ad screwinh in the nw one and plugging itin. now hve fully functionl 4x4 aga. good luck.

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SOURCE: 2004 jeep overland rear axle seals are leaking.

Yes. The c lock needs to come off.

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SOURCE: Replaced rear axle pinion bearing and seal, need

There is no torque specs,this nut has to be tightened back like it was ,the best thing to do,was,to late now,is to use a torque wrench to remove the nut,and remember the torque,and when replacing it,torque it back to that spec,the reason being,there is a crush sleeve between the front pion bearing ,and the rear pinion bearing,and it has to be crushed to a certain amount,to aquire deepness into the ring gear,anyway just give it about 25 lbs torque,any more the crush sleeve will crush even more and the deepness of the pinion will be too much.

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