Hello all this is my first post here and I need some help for a friend. Now bare with me, as I am a Jeeper (ok ok, enough laughing) but I know more about basic mechanics then my friend does so hes asked for my help.
My friend has an 02 ram 1500 with tow package. He has been the only owner.
This week he broke his rear end. (Sorry for the cell phone images)
From what I can tell without pulling apart his rear axle, he broke the pinion gear shaft and probably blew the seal as well. Now he didn't drive it after it broke and immediately called the tow truck.
Right now we are looking at just swapping out the axle for a another used one or repairing this one if he hasn't done any damage to the axle housing.
So the question...
He says that he thinks that its a Dana 44 with 4.10 gears...
From looking around here I see that its probably a Chrysler 9.25 rear with 3.92 gears.
I went crawling around under it looking for any ID tags on the shafts or Diff but found none. Looks the the wonderful salt from up here in MI have removed any sign of them. So if those of you with more Dodge knowledge would please assist me in IDing this rear I would be in your debt.
And did the 1500 ever come with 4.10 gears from the dealership?
Thanks so much for your help.