Ram Truck 1500, 2500 & 3500 (2006-2008)

Axle Shaft

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Removal & Installation



9.25 in. AA
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. With the vehicle in neutral, position vehicle on hoist.
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  5. Remove brake caliper, rotor and ABS wheel speed sensor if equipped.
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  7. Remove axle shaft cotter pin, hub nut and washer.
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  9. Remove four hub bearing bolts from the back of the steering knuckle.

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    Fig. Hub bearing bolt location shown

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  11. Remove hub bearing from the steering knuckle.
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  13. Remove axle shaft from steering knuckle and axle housing.
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To install:

  1. Clean axle shaft and apply a thin film of Mopar® wheel bearing grease to the shaft splines and hub bore.
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  3. Install axle shaft through the steering knuckle and into the differential side gears.

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    Fig. Axle installation shown

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  5. Install hub bearing in the knuckle.
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  7. Install hub bearing bolts and tighten to 149 ft. lbs. (202 Nm).
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  9. Install ABS wheel speed sensor, brake rotor and caliper.
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  11. Install axle washer and nut. Tighten axle nut to 132 ft. lbs. (179 Nm).
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  13. Rotate axle several 5 to 10 times to seat the wheel bearing.
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  15. Tighten axle nut to final torque of 263 ft. lbs (356 Nm).
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  17. Align nut to next cotter pin hole and install new cotter pin.
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C205FD
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove half shaft from vehicle.
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  5. Clean axle seal area.
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  7. Remove O-ring and snap ring from axle shaft.
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  9. Remove axle with Remove 8420A (2,3,4) and Slide Hammer C-3752.

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    Fig. Special axle removal tools shown

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To install:

  1. Wipe axle shaft tube bore clean.
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  3. Install new axle shaft seal with Installer 8694.

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    Fig. Axle shaft seal installation with installer 8694 (1)

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  5. Install axle shaft with new snap ring and verify axle shaft snap ring is seated in side gear.
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  7. Install o-ring and snap ring on axle shaft.
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  9. Install half shaft.
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  11. Verify differential fluid level and add fluid if necessary.
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