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Old 12-20-2011, 01:08 AM
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i have a 2001 dodge ram 1500 and i need to know if a 2001 dodge ram 1500 sport driveshaft will fit in my truck. also it is just a half in shorter than original could that mess things up?
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I would only be guessing
But usually 1/2" shorter would not be an issue

do you have your old part that goes into the transmission, the yoke ?

you should be able to look at that & see where it fit into the transmission, it will usually be the shiniest area on the yoke
if it looks like it was in far enough not to fall out, you should be good to go

if it is too close for you, go to a driveshaft shop & get a longer yoke put on
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its about 4 in in t case and about 4 in out give or take 1/4 in and its same yoke only diffrence is driveshaft from u joint to u joint is half in smaller on the sport model
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I cannot find different part numbers other than between Manual and automatic transmissions, and those are 1-5/8" different in length, so am thinking the 1/2" difference you have is manufacturing error/tolerance.
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well my truck is manual the truck the shaft came off of is automatic.
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That should not matter if the splines are the same
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Did some extra digging.....is yours 2wd or 4wd?
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Best I can find is -
The rear drive shaft for your truck, manual or automatic is the same P/N 52105744AA.
The front drive shaft differs between manual and automatic.
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