Ram B1500, B2500, B3500, 1999-2003

Troubleshooting & Specifications

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  1. Low speed knock is generally caused by a worn U-joint or by worn side-gear thrust washers. A worn pinion shaft bore will also cause this.
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  3. Vibration may be caused by:

    Damaged driveshaft
     
    Missing driveshaft balance weights
     
    Unbalanced wheels
     
    Loose lug nuts
     
    Worn U-joints
     
    Damaged axle shaft bearings
     
    Loose pinion gear nut
     
    Excessive pinion yoke runout
     
    Bend axle shaft
     

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  5. Check for loose or damaged front-end components. Trouble here can contribute to what appears to be a rear end problem.
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  7. A snap or clunk when the vehicle is shifted into gear (or the clutch engaged) can be caused by:

    high engine idle speed
     
    Worn U-joints
     
    Loose spring mounts
     
    Loose pinion gear nut and yoke
     
    Excessive ring gear backlash
     
    Excessive side gear-to-case clearance
     

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Fig. Torque specifications



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Fig. Torque specifications

 
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