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    Grinding Marks and divot Axle Shaft

    I ordered some stock replacement axle shafts and the passenger side has grinding marks and a divot about 1/16th deep. I emailed the vendor already, but I know they値l probably just say this is normal. To me this is not normal. I feel like someone dropped the axle shaft and they tried to blend the divot.

    My question is, can this be normal for a Dana production part?

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    If I was buying it, I could not send it back quick enough.

    Any kind of defect in something like an axle shaft will start a stress riser and that will be the point of failure at some point, and at a lot lower torque than an unblemished part.
    It could run for years that way under easy use and never be an issue. On the other hand, it could fail on the first hard climb.

    Whoever tells you that is normal, tell them to run it on their rig, and get you a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlStew View Post
    I ordered some stock replacement axle shafts and the passenger side has grinding marks and a divot about 1/16th deep. I emailed the vendor already, but I know they値l probably just say this is normal. To me this is not normal. I feel like someone dropped the axle shaft and they tried to blend the divot.

    My question is, can this be normal for a Dana production part?

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    I agree with above. I would say if you don稚 hear from them today then call them this afternoon and talk to them direct. Ask them first if they will take care of it and if not just let them know you値l be sending it back for them to use! Absolutely not normal, I知 actually surprised that someone even tried to cover it up and send it out rather than just scrapping it.


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    So I talked to the vendor and sent them pictures. They expediting a new replacement and I am getting a return label today. I am so stoke that they didn't tell me that this was "normal" and took responsibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlStew View Post
    So I talked to the vendor and sent them pictures. They expediting a new replacement and I am getting a return label today. I am so stoke that they didn't tell me that this was "normal" and took responsibility.
    Glad they took it back. Those grind marks are bullshit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlStew View Post
    I ordered some stock replacement axle shafts and the passenger side has grinding marks and a divot about 1/16th deep. I emailed the vendor already, but I know they値l probably just say this is normal. To me this is not normal. I feel like someone dropped the axle shaft and they tried to blend the divot.

    My question is, can this be normal for a Dana production part?

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    DEFINITELY NOT!!!

    Its a torsional shaft for god's sake

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    Definitely not normal. If it was me I would be contacting the vendor I bought it form, the minute I opened the box. Good to hear they are taking care of you, as they should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Glad they took it back. Those grind marks are bullshit.
    Not only bullshit, but half assed too. If that was actually Dana it would have been all the way around and smoothed.


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    That痴 purely for weight reduction.


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