Dana 35 shim placement options?

GCole

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I'm beginning to rebuild an extra Dana 35 that I had, and was just confirming the placement of pinion shims and also carrier shims. On everything I've read and watched, on a Dana 35 the shims were outboard to the carrier bearings. But according to the Dana Spicer catalog (at least on version of it anyway, see pic#1) shows the carrier shims INBOARD of the bearings. But in pic #2, they are outboard again. These blow ups are both taken from Dana Spicer catalogs on their website.

Same thing with the pinion shims - in pic #1, the oil slinger/shim is between the bearing and the pinion head, and in pic #2 the shims are between the housing and the race.

My original axle was toasted, so I don't trust the setup that was there anyway, and there were no shims on the pinion in either place anyway. And it was loose, which is probably why it failed in the first place.

I have shims that will fit in either position on the pinion, so I can do it either way, just want to make sure it is in the correct place.

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Greg

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Cool, I made a setup inner pinion bearing, so I think I'll shim there. I couldn't for the life of me find the Spicer oil slingers anywhere, so they are smaller diameter shims but from what I've seen, a slinger isn't crucial on the 35.

It almost seems like it would be easier to seat the carrier with the shims under the bearings, no? But more difficult to make adjustments during the setup

And thanks for the videos hosejockey61, they are extremely helpful
 

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Cool, I made a setup inner pinion bearing, so I think I'll shim there. I couldn't for the life of me find the Spicer oil slingers anywhere, so they are smaller diameter shims but from what I've seen, a slinger isn't crucial on the 35.

It almost seems like it would be easier to seat the carrier with the shims under the bearings, no? But more difficult to make adjustments during the setup

And thanks for the videos hosejockey61, they are extremely helpful

Yes it is definitely easier to get the carrier in and out when shimmed under the bearing but then you need set up bearings.
 
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You can do it either way. It all depends what size shims you have.

Interesting. I assumed they had to be in one place only. But I'm a newbie to gears. I did my Dana 35 (with help) recently and the carrier shims were outboard. Now I'm working on the front Dana 30 and made set up bearings to place the shims inboard. :rolleyes:
 

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Interesting. I assumed they had to be in one place only. But I'm a newbie to gears. I did my Dana 35 (with help) recently and the carrier shims were outboard. Now I'm working on the front Dana 30 and made set up bearings to place the shims inboard. :rolleyes:

Like I said, it depends what shims you have. The shims that fit outboard won’t fit inboard and vice versa.
 
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