Go Back   DodgeForum.com > Dodge Trucks > Dodge Ram > 3rd Gen Ram Tech
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


3rd Gen Ram Tech 2002-2008 Rams: This section is for TECHNICAL discussions only, that involve the 2002 through 2008 Rams Rams. For any non-tech discussions, please direct your attention to the "General discussion/NON-tech" sub sections.

Pinion Bearing failed, dealer rebuilding entire rear end!

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-01-2009, 03:31 PM
97LT4SS 97LT4SS is offline
Registered User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Vehicle: 2003 QCSB 1500 Hemi 4x4
Location: Seymour, CT
Posts: 8
Unhappy Pinion Bearing failed, dealer rebuilding entire rear end!

Driving to work yesterday morning and heard what sounded like a right rear wheel bearing going and BAM!!! Driveshaft hit the pavement doing 45 mph. Removed the driveshaft and using the front wheels drove into a fire department to get the truck off a highly traveled road.

Just spoke to the dealer and the entire differential needs to be rebuilt. Yoke is being replaced but not the driveshaft? Ring & Pinion are toast. Not sure if they are replacing the entire carrier or rebuilding my original core? Axles are being reused, but new bearings & seals will be installed.

I bought this truck brand new from the dealer's lot in 2003. Never roasted the tires, or went off roading, basically babied the truck since new. Had planned on changing the front & rear end fluids for the first time this spring.

Truck is a 2003 Quad Cab 4x4 Hemi with 34,900 miles so it's covered under the basic 7/70,000 powertrain warranty. Mechanic said he's never seen such carnage. Rear wasn't leaking so looks as if I just had a bad pinion bearing. Good thing I wasn't doing 70 mph on the highway. Only recent activity the truck has seen was towing a '72 Chevelle SS 454 home from MA last month.

Has to be at least a $2,500 job. Asked to have the driveshaft balanced, dealer said if it vibrates after the rebuild they will order a new one?

Very strange to say the least! Anything specific I should ask them to replace or inspect?
This ad is not displayed to registered and logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Dodge Forums!

Last edited by 97LT4SS; 04-01-2009 at 03:50 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-01-2009, 03:40 PM
04-fourseven's Avatar
04-fourseven 04-fourseven is offline
Record Breaker
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Vehicle: 2004 QCSB 4x4 1500
Location: Bakersfied, CA
Posts: 1,394
Default

glad you have the warranty. I dont know if it is a 2500 dollar job, but expensive either way. Maybe you should have changed the diff fluid before this, but seeing as you only have 35000 miles on it, probably didnt hurt anything.

By the way, have pictures of the SS?
__________________

Former owner of 2004 QCSB 4.7 4x4... was dearly loved...
New Truck: 2006 F250 PSD Lariat FX4
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-01-2009, 03:59 PM
97LT4SS 97LT4SS is offline
Registered User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Vehicle: 2003 QCSB 1500 Hemi 4x4
Location: Seymour, CT
Posts: 8
Default

Unable to post pics at work. I'll try tonight from home.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-01-2009, 04:06 PM
HammerZ71's Avatar
HammerZ71 HammerZ71 is offline
Administrator
Dodge Forum Administrator
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Vehicle: 2004 QCSB 1500 Hemi 4x4
Location: South Georgia/East Florida
Posts: 23,697
Default

I'm wondering if you are the many who have the factory LSD, a failed clip could have gotten wedged in there and exploded the whole thing. Sadly, they use the exact same parts to fix it...
If it weren't for them fixing it under warranty, I'd say get a good shop to do it with upgraded gears and a master install kit that uses Timkin Bearings, best bearings available...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-01-2009, 04:13 PM
97LT4SS 97LT4SS is offline
Registered User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Vehicle: 2003 QCSB 1500 Hemi 4x4
Location: Seymour, CT
Posts: 8
Default

Yes, truck came equipped from the factory with LSD. Hope the tech knows what he's doing. Rather get an entire new rear but it's not my dime.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-01-2009, 04:27 PM
HammerZ71's Avatar
HammerZ71 HammerZ71 is offline
Administrator
Dodge Forum Administrator
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Vehicle: 2004 QCSB 1500 Hemi 4x4
Location: South Georgia/East Florida
Posts: 23,697
Default

Many, many Dodge 1500 owners have had the "C-Clips" fail on the factory LSD, some get lucky and find the broken pieces have made it to the magnet on the bottom of the differential, while others have not been so lucky and have had the parts jam up the works and eventually destroy the rear end. If I were a betting man, I'd put the ranch up for that's what happened on your truck...

Do a search on here for "C-Clip" (it's not really what they are, but it's the common term) you'll be able to read for a week...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-01-2009, 04:40 PM
dirtydog's Avatar
dirtydog dirtydog is offline
Moderate User
2008 Dodge Ram 1500
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Vehicle: 2008 Ram QC 4x4 BigHorn
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 10,773
Send a message via Yahoo to dirtydog
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HammerZ71 View Post
"C-Clip" (it's not really what they are, but it's the common term)

aaahahahahahhahaaaaa. Just because i was reading the post from yesterday. I figured you would have had the correct lingo by now????? hmmm....slacker...lol
I know. Just using the language that most people know.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-01-2009, 05:00 PM
HammerZ71's Avatar
HammerZ71 HammerZ71 is offline
Administrator
Dodge Forum Administrator
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Vehicle: 2004 QCSB 1500 Hemi 4x4
Location: South Georgia/East Florida
Posts: 23,697
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
aaahahahahahhahaaaaa. Just because i was reading the post from yesterday. I figured you would have had the correct lingo by now????? hmmm....slacker...lol
I know. Just using the language that most people know.
The problem is you do a search for the correct part name on here or even Google it and you only get 5% of the "HITS" you'd get if you searched "C-Clip", hence, they are C-Clips, for all intensive purposes...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-01-2009, 05:14 PM
dirtydog's Avatar
dirtydog dirtydog is offline
Moderate User
2008 Dodge Ram 1500
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Vehicle: 2008 Ram QC 4x4 BigHorn
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 10,773
Send a message via Yahoo to dirtydog
Default

I know, that's why I made that last statement. You are using the..Here, I'll put it like this. Your just using the Mechanically challenged lingo!...lol
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-01-2009, 05:16 PM
abarmby's Avatar
abarmby abarmby is offline
Champion
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Vehicle: 03 Dodge Ram Hemi SLT sb QC 4x4
Location: North Eastern England
Posts: 2,759
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by dirtydog
aaahahahahahhahaaaaa. Just because i was reading the post from yesterday. I figured you would have had the correct lingo by now????? hmmm....slacker...lol
I know. Just using the language that most people know.



Quote:
Originally Posted by HammerZ71 View Post
The problem is you do a search for the correct part name on here or even Google it and you only get 5% of the "HITS" you'd get if you searched "C-Clip", hence, they are C-Clips, for all intensive purposes...
He He He He...........................Al.
__________________
03 1500 Hemi SLT 4x4 QC sb DTT NGK Iridiums DMH K&N TMR delete ProComps torsion tweak Tints 20's Cooper LTZ Westins Xenon arches Raider tonneau Prinz LPG VSI system EBC brakes LTZ's 3" T304 exhaust 200psi viair 480c Kong train horns leather int 6000kHID&fogs fox box 2x12" dvd 2x9" monitors
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 05:16 PM
 
 
 
Reply




Tags
1500, 2003, 2004, 52, axles, bad, bearing, bearings, dodge, durango, failing, pinion, pinionbearing, ram, rear, repair, replacing

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join DodgeForum
Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:04 AM.

Internet Brands, Inc.


Contact Details & Emails

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2