Front differential cv axle

Zack Comstock

Asked by Dec 21, 2015 at 09:41 PM about the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab SB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2006 Dodge Ram the cv axle contexts to the differential
has "play" movement I can move it around about 1/8"
roughly. When in 4wd I can feel vibration in the front end
should there be play in there or should it be tight?

6 Answers


No, should be a nice slip fit, not sure what wears but should pull it out and look.

Zack Comstock

I e replaced the cv shaft already. It was a pain to get the cv out the "connecting pin" came out with the old one I put it back In just fine didn't want to come back out afterwards.. Is this a bearing issue??? Or something else?


Yep, everything there should run true with no play. Like checking a wheel bearing, no play smooth & true.

Zack Comstock

I'll give replacing the bearings a shot thanks for the help


Now a differential is precisely assembled with clearance specs. and torque specs. Investigate this matter before you tear into it.

Greg Stevens

Should be tight, splines where stub shaft and axle meet rust and strip out. Replace axle, stub shaft and axle seal. Inspect bearings while its apart.

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