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DANA 5212X Specifications
Bearing Cap Diameter (1) (IN)1.125
Bearing Cap Diameter (2) (IN)1.062
Bearing Cap Diameter A (MM)28.6
Bearing Cap Diameter B (MM)27
Bearing Cap FinishGround
Bearing Cap TypeRound
Bearing Cap Type AISR
Bearing Cap Type BOSR
Coating TypeNone
Converts This SeriesS44
Grease TypeN.L.G.I. Grade 2
Grease Zerk IncludedY
Hardware IncludedN
Length A (IN)2.556
Length A (MM)64.9
Length B (IN)3.625
Length B (MM)92.1
Model NumberSPICER 1330 X S44
OEM MfgMechanics
OEM SeriesS44
Pre GreasedN
SR(1)Brng Cap to Brng Cap(OSR)2.556
SR(2)Brng Cap to Brng Cap(OSR)3.625
Seal Color/FinishBlack
Seal MaterialRubber
Snap Ring IncludedY
Snap Ring TypeExternal, Internal
To This Series1330
TypeOSR/ISR Style
Spicer; Greasable
Spicer® Series u-joints are manufactured using statistically controlled processes to ensure the same high-quality part every time.

Features & Benefits:
  • Grease zerks allow for relubricating at regular intervals to help extend the life of the part
  • The process of precision grinding the seal and bearing surfaces helps to improve the life of the seal and bearing
  • Forged with high-quality steel, precision heat-treating and case-hardening to very specific levels, the journal cross design ensures optimal and consistent strength and durability
  • Bearing caps are heat-treated for strength and precision-ground and case-hardened for durability
Which Universal Joint Is Right For You?

Drive Conditions
Type Normal City / Highway Dirty / Dusty Extreme Weather Heavy Towing Off-Road / Racing
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Greasable vs. Non-Greasable

While non-greasable universal joints were once considered an upgrade over greasable universal joints, the differences in strength and durability are negligible today. Advancements in technology mean either option is a great choice, but there are some key pros and cons to consider:

  • Pros: Non-Greasable U-Joints do not need to be serviced regularly. After installation, these U-Joints require little upkeep and primarily need to be monitored for signs of failure.
  • Cons: Since these U-Joints cannot be re-greased, the entire U-Joint must be replaced at the first sign of wear / noise as to not risk failure.
  • Pros: Greasable U-Joints are serviceable and contaminants can be flushed out easily. Regular maintenance and greasing also means you'll be more in tune with the wear status of the joints.
  • Cons: These U-Joints need to be checked and greased regularly. If this sounds unfavorable or if you're forgetful, non-greasable may be a better choice.
Preventative Maintenance Tips

The key to maximizing the performance and durability of any universal joint - as well as related parts such as drive shafts - is preventative maintenance. Universal joints are designed to last the life of the vehicle, but can wear down or break if neglected or overloaded. Follow these tips to avoid premature failure of your vehicle's drivetrain:

  • If a greasable universal joint is installed, periodically check them to ensure they are properly greased (at the very least, at every oil change).
  • Inspect the yokes that hold your universal joints for cracks, stress marks, or worn or damaged seal mating surfaces, and replace them if any of these are present.
  • Check your seals for signs of leakage, and replace them if leaks are present.
  • Periodically check for drive shaft play, which is an indication that a universal joint or seal has failed and needs to be replaced.
  • Inspect drive shafts for cracks, stress marks, dents, or bends, and replace them if any of these are present.

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OEM / Interchange Numbers: 12472402, 12476136, 12543576, 15577432, 21045212X, 5093820AA, 5093820AB, 8124761360, 8890402450, 88940042, 88940245, 88955263, 89022622, 89022697, 89040245, 9HS498, SHP5212X, SP5212X, SP5212XHP

Closeout Inventory Warranty Information:
Wholesaler Closeout items have a 30 day warranty (but still are covered by our Return Policy).

DANA Regular Inventory Warranty Information:
12 Months