Choose your color scheme:
The Vette Barn  
 
Go Back   The Vette Barn > C4 Corvette > C4 Open Discussion

C4 Open Discussion General and technical C4 Corvette discussion - ownership, maintenance, repairs, modifications, tuning

User Tag List

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-07-2022, 2:57pm   #1
Vette40th
A Real Barner
Points: 11,407, Level: 73
Activity: 45.5%
 
Vette40th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,265
Thanks: 437
Thanked 397 Times in 196 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $3694
Default Dana 44 Rebuild, any suggestions?

Hello, I have a 93 non ZR1. But, I have D44 with 3.73 gears that is clunking. I got underneath the car and checked u joints, they are fine. But, when I had it neutral and moved the tires you can clearly hear a clunking noise in the diff, either way you move it.
I had Ikerds build this back in early 2000s while I lived in Hawaii. It has about 30000 miles on , 24000 miles on the island. I lived there 12 years..
Anyways, when cruising I was hearing a noise back there, and the end links were bad. Replaced those. U Joints have about 3000 miles on them. Spicers, I believe. But, no racing since being back here, just cruising a hot dogging it here and there, with a 396LT1 and auto..
Anyways, I have some almost new 3.33 gears, but, thinking of just rebuilding the Dana, and need suggestions, recommendations.
Thnx, Steve
Vette40th is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2022, 3:27am   #2
allthrottleandsomebottle
A Real Barner
Points: 21,238, Level: 100
Activity: 3.6%
 
allthrottleandsomebottle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lackey/Yorktown, VA
Posts: 2,029
Thanks: 477
Thanked 1,642 Times in 576 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1005893
Default

Be hard to beat this......my C5 likes their rebuilt 3.90 after 5K hard road race/drag race miles. I have been to their shop and their techs were good

https://www.zip-corvette.com/85-96-d...d-service.html
allthrottleandsomebottle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2022, 5:57am   #3
Vette40th
A Real Barner
Points: 11,407, Level: 73
Activity: 45.5%
 
Vette40th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,265
Thanks: 437
Thanked 397 Times in 196 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $3694
Default

I thought Ikerds did the Zip product rebuilds? Its been a long time since I had dealt with searching rebuild services..
I checked the oil this morning. Golden color, still.. Very few miles in reality.
I think I need to dive deeper into this noise. You can hear noise in there, when moving tires, and car in neutral, but nothing sounds Broken, if that makes sense.
Vette40th is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2022, 9:06pm   #4
PLRX
A Real Barner
Points: 7,473, Level: 60
Activity: 18.6%
 
PLRX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 8,608
Thanks: 1,790
Thanked 4,718 Times in 1,933 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $9282448
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vette40th View Post
I thought Ikerds did the Zip product rebuilds? Its been a long time since I had dealt with searching rebuild services..
I checked the oil this morning. Golden color, still.. Very few miles in reality.
I think I need to dive deeper into this noise. You can hear noise in there, when moving tires, and car in neutral, but nothing sounds Broken, if that makes sense.
If you do not have the specialized tools for a D44, take it to a reputable shop.
PLRX is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to PLRX For This Useful Post:
Old 09-20-2022, 5:04pm   #5
Pete K
Vette Barn Crew
Points: 9,006, Level: 65
Activity: 0.5%
 
Pete K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 151
Thanks: 41
Thanked 69 Times in 25 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $101055
Default

If you are lucky, the carrier bearings are worn (lost their preload).
If you are unlucky, the ring and pinion are worn. I doubt that though as it isnít whining.
Pete K is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Pete K For This Useful Post:
Old 09-20-2022, 6:58pm   #6
PLRX
A Real Barner
Points: 7,473, Level: 60
Activity: 18.6%
 
PLRX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 8,608
Thanks: 1,790
Thanked 4,718 Times in 1,933 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $9282448
Default

The wise man is here!!
PLRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2022, 7:05pm   #7
Vette40th
A Real Barner
Points: 11,407, Level: 73
Activity: 45.5%
 
Vette40th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,265
Thanks: 437
Thanked 397 Times in 196 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $3694
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete K View Post
If you are lucky, the carrier bearings are worn (lost their preload).
If you are unlucky, the ring and pinion are worn. I doubt that though as it isnít whining.
I wish I had more time to work on it.. I am in a lull now, with work, but at 55, today, I am not looking forward to pulling the rearend.
Still doing transmissions? Side note, co worker just had a 4l60E done, so he was told. No 4th, and one pan bolt was hanging out, dirty as heck, and the tow haul button doesnt work now. 2000 Silverado. As soon as he showed it to me, I thought, PeteK would Not have done him wrong like this.
Vette40th is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2022, 9:39am   #8
PLRX
A Real Barner
Points: 7,473, Level: 60
Activity: 18.6%
 
PLRX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 8,608
Thanks: 1,790
Thanked 4,718 Times in 1,933 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $9282448
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vette40th View Post
I wish I had more time to work on it.. I am in a lull now


Tell me about it. My C4 broke down three years ago; the opti went bad after I had fun during an extreme-spirited drive. I have all parts, but things have changed, and the "Corvette Fever" has been exiting my life for the last 5 years. My 2016 C7Z06 only has 21,000 miles. I even bought a Ram and I do love the comfort.

On the other hand, you will not find a reliable mechanic to work in our Vettes. Don't worry; one day, you'll say, "F*ck it, let's do this."
PLRX is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to PLRX For This Useful Post:
Old 09-21-2022, 12:11pm   #9
Vette40th
A Real Barner
Points: 11,407, Level: 73
Activity: 45.5%
 
Vette40th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,265
Thanks: 437
Thanked 397 Times in 196 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $3694
Default

^ I bought a runner.. Very comfy, not Ram comfy, but nice nonetheless.
Vette40th is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

The Vette Barn > C4 Corvette > C4 Open Discussion


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 6:45pm.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2009 - 2022 The Vette Barn


Support the Barn:
 
Download the Mobile App;
 
Follow us on Facebook:

Become a Stall Owner

 

Apple iOS App        Google Android App

 

Visit our Facebook page