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

Halfshafts

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CV-Joints



Overhaul
Inner Joint
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Axle halfshaft from the vehicle
     
    Inner tripod joint boot clamps
     
    Tripod joint housing
     
    Snapring
     
    Circlip
     
    Tripod joint

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    Fig. Tripod snap ring removal

     

  4.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new snaprings, clips, and boot clamps for assembly.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Tripod joint
     
    Circlip
     
    Snapring
     
    Tripod joint housing
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the tripod joint housing and boot with grease and tighten the boot clamps.
  4.  
  5. Install the axle halfshaft.
  6.  

Outer Joint
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Axle halfshaft from the vehicle
     
    CV-joint boot and clamps
     
    Snapring
     
    CV-joint

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    Fig. CV-joint snap ring removal

     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    CV-joint
     
    Snapring
     
    CV-joint boot and clamps
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the joint housing and boot with grease and tighten the boot clamps.
  4.  
  5. Install the axle halfshaft.
  6.  

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Skid plate, if equipped
     
    Front wheel
     
    Hub nut
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     

  4.  
  5. Unload the suspension with a jack.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:


  8.  
  9. Lower shock absorber bolt
  10.  
  11. Upper ball joint
  12.  
  13. Pry the inner joint out of the differential and remove the axle halfshaft.

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    Fig. Halfshaft removal

  14.  

To install:

  1. Install the axle halfshaft so that the snapring is felt to seat in the joint housing groove.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Ball joint
     
    Shock absorber
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Hub nut. Tighten the nut to 185 ft. lbs. (251 Nm).
     
    Front wheel
     
    Skid plate, if equipped
     

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