Replaced and installed new CV axle, first axle failed shifting from 2WD to 4WD HI. New axle passed road test with flying colors, wanted to try out the 4WD, shifted from 2WD to 4WD, the new one failed

Asked by Mar 10, 2013 at 05:49 PM about the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Quad Cab SB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'm at loss to the cause of the CV axle failures, any help would be appreciated. The new install went
well, followed all torque spes, the road test went without a hitch.

1 Answer

Did you replace them yourself? there is a spring 'c' clip that must be in place before attemting to seat them properly. If you can pull the axle back out without using a prybar, the axles haven't been seated properly...worst case the spring is weak, when you pull the axle back out, the spring is left behind to play hell with the gears in there...should have been a forty five minute job, now bust out the telecoping magnet and go fishin'...anyways a common mistake is to not seat the axles properly with a proper retaining (not weak) C clip. Think maybe yours need to be shoved in more till seated properly or the retaining clips looked at for looseness.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 6,160
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 6,010
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 5,390
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,059 Great Deals out of 207,339 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,765 Great Deals out of 181,201 listings starting at $250
Used Dodge Ram 2500
141 Great Deals out of 5,157 listings starting at $1,499
Used GMC Sierra 1500
760 Great Deals out of 69,126 listings starting at $1,850
Used Toyota Tundra
438 Great Deals out of 34,677 listings starting at $2,990
Used Toyota Tacoma
472 Great Deals out of 41,590 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Charger
454 Great Deals out of 29,325 listings starting at $2,300
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
330 Great Deals out of 46,262 listings starting at $1,450
Used Dodge Dakota
137 Great Deals out of 3,796 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Titan
178 Great Deals out of 19,078 listings starting at $3,000
Used Dodge Ram 3500
74 Great Deals out of 2,198 listings starting at $4,999
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Colorado
242 Great Deals out of 24,818 listings starting at $2,499

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.