i have a 98 dodge ram 1500 5.9...my sister said it was ok to drive my truck without a drive shaft, cuz the transfer case wont turn without it??? can i drive it like this???

Asked by Dec 05, 2014 at 12:06 AM about the Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: General

1998 dodge ram 1500, 5.9 engine, wore out transfer case, and removed drive shaft...

12 Answers

18,300

Yes you can drive like that as long as you keep it in 2wd.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
18,300

You are talking about removing the front driveshaft correct?

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
60

The front drive shaft has lready been removed...but recently found out transfer case is worn out...it makes a clanging rattling noise going down the road...so I was wondering if it's ok to drive with drive shaft out and transfer case going bad? My sister told me it was ok cuz without the drive shaft in transfer case won't work??? Is that correct???

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
18,300

Oh. If the transfer case is making noise with the front shaft removed and its in 2wd, then no stop driving it before it leaves you on the side of the road somewhere.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer
150,655

http://dodgeram.org/tech/repair/4X4/4x4_engagment.htm ..has some good information. And I agree with TransAm77...it will strand you, right where the boogeyman is. All due respect you sister is mistaken, it's turning gears inside.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
18,300

LOL you are on a roll today!

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
60

Thanks guys!!!

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
60

That's what I was afraid of

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
18,300

Anytime!

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
20

Wouldnt he be okay as long as he keeps it in 2wd

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
18,300

No because the transfer case is mounted to the tail end of the transmission. It will always be turning and if its making noise with the front drive shaft removed it could lock up ot blow up while going down the road. Could ruin the transmission as well and older Dodge Rams are notorious for bad transmissions to start with.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

thanks...gettin it fixed this weekend...:)

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • drive shaft on a dodge ram 15p0 1 answer

    The drive shaft on my 1999 dodge ram 1500 went out but the truck won't roll forward. Any idea why it won't move forward?

    1999 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    General

  • 4WD not engaging all the time. 14 answers

    I have an 01 Ram 1500 ext cab with a 5.9 auto. My 4WD has been actin up. If the truck is sittin still, the 4WD won't engage in HI or LOW. It seems to only engage if I'm drivin down the road at norma...

    2001 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    General

  • My 2004 1500 dodge ram wont move. 1 answer

    i put the gear in 4 wheel drive and something popped, can u tell me what happened

    Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    General

  • will a 78 chevy drive shaft fit a 99 dodge ram 1500 1 answer

    i have a front drive shaft off a 78 chevy with the dana 44 front end will it fit a 99 dodge ram 1500 4wd i beleave it has a dana 44 front end

    1999 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    General

  • i have a 1998 dodge ram 1500 5.9 360 motor 4 answers

    ok well i have a 1998 dodge ram 1500 4x4 i cant find out y i cant go over 10 mph i replace my brake rear axle transmission so could it be front axle or front drive shaft or transfer case

    1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Extended Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 11,503 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $700.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 5,880
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 5,540
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 5,100
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,431 Great Deals out of 211,451 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,010 Great Deals out of 160,759 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ram 1500
955 Great Deals out of 115,025 listings starting at $6,000
Used Dodge Ram 2500
143 Great Deals out of 5,301 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
878 Great Deals out of 64,789 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tundra
530 Great Deals out of 32,465 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Tacoma
545 Great Deals out of 38,153 listings starting at $2,900
Used Dodge Charger
231 Great Deals out of 27,473 listings starting at $1,997
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
398 Great Deals out of 47,836 listings starting at $400
Used Dodge Dakota
110 Great Deals out of 3,926 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Challenger
144 Great Deals out of 24,418 listings starting at $8,500
Used Nissan Titan
228 Great Deals out of 18,303 listings starting at $3,799
Used Ford Mustang
326 Great Deals out of 45,933 listings starting at $2,000
Used Dodge Ram 3500
85 Great Deals out of 2,174 listings starting at $5,950
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
804 Great Deals out of 70,393 listings starting at $995