The Dana 60 is a heavy-duty rear axle produced by Dana Spicer Corporation. It is primarily used in pickup trucks such as the Dodge RAM, and it has been in production since the early 1970s. Applying the correct amount of torque to the axle is important for the safety of the driver and passengers as well as other vehicles on the road.
Bolt Torque Specs
The differential cover bolt has 30 foot-pounds of torque. The bearing cap bolt has 80 foot-pounds of torque and the axle-to-hub bolt has 90 foot-pounds of torque. The ring gear bolt has 120 to 140 foot-pounds of torque.
Nut and Plug Torque Specs
The pinion-minimum nut has 215 to 330 foot-pounds of torque. The hub nut has 120 to 140 foot pounds of torque. The fill-hole plug has 25 foot-pounds of torque.
Dana 60 Axle Information
The Dana 60 is a hypoid-type axle that uses a Trac-Lok, limited slip differential. Axle tubes extend from the center section sides and are pressed into the differential housing from a one-piece axle housing.
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