DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - General Discussion > 2010 Dodge Ram Forum


Notices

2010 Dodge Ram Forum For specific discussion of the new 2010 Dodge Ram!


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #31  
Old 03-20-2012, 05:54 PM
westxsrt10's Avatar
westxsrt10 westxsrt10 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 257
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram 1500 4x4 Hemi
Trim Level: Cool Chrome
Color: Cool Vanilla
Rep Power: 4
Rep:79
westxsrt10 will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jg-gonzo View Post
I am anal about changing my engine oil and inspecting the other fluids, engine oil gets changed every 3k and at the time the other fluids get checked. Oil changed 1500 miles ago and diff oil checked at that time. Was level with the plug hole. It gets parked in a garage so any leaks would be detected instantly.

My suggestion if you can do it yourself, is drop the drive shaft and check the torque on the pinion nut. If not take it to a dealer. 1hr of labor to avoid the above is cheap cheap.
Good idea on checking the yoke nut torque. I have large sockets from other near misses like....07 Z06 main rear wheel hub nut can become loose causing the wheel to fall off, Viper,the large nut on the engines harmonic dampner gets loose causing total engine failure.
Next is to find the torque specs for the yoke pinion nut.

UPDATE ON torque specs>

there is none. you need a torque meter gauge to measure turning torque. You tighten the nut so there is no play. Measure with the gauge. Tighten some more. check again. and so on. if you go to tight you cannot loosen and have to replace the crush sleeve and start over
__________________
2010 Ram CC 1500 Hemi 4x4, 3.92 Mag-Hytec diff. cover
2008 Viper coupe, Belanger ceramic headers
2008 Ford F-250 CC,4x4,V-10

Last edited by westxsrt10; 03-20-2012 at 06:13 PM.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #32  
Old 03-20-2012, 06:32 PM
jg-gonzo jg-gonzo is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Tennessee
Age: 45
Posts: 24
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram Sport
Trim Level: sport
Color: Flame Red
Rep Power: 0
Rep:12
jg-gonzo is on a distinguished road
Default photos

here are the photos
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_1110.jpg (127.3 KB, 131 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_1116.jpg (136.6 KB, 133 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_1117.jpg (106.6 KB, 139 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_1115.jpg (129.8 KB, 131 views)
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 03-21-2012, 11:51 PM
Gene K Gene K is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 312
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x4
Trim Level: ST
Color: White
Engine: 2008-???? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:11
Gene K is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by westxsrt10 View Post
Good idea on checking the yoke nut torque. I have large sockets from other near misses like....07 Z06 main rear wheel hub nut can become loose causing the wheel to fall off, Viper,the large nut on the engines harmonic dampner gets loose causing total engine failure.
Next is to find the torque specs for the yoke pinion nut.

UPDATE ON torque specs>

there is none. you need a torque meter gauge to measure turning torque. You tighten the nut so there is no play. Measure with the gauge. Tighten some more. check again. and so on. if you go to tight you cannot loosen and have to replace the crush sleeve and start over
This has been an ongoing problem with the 9.25. You would think after 40 years they would have figured it out but every few years it seems to reoccur.
__________________
Gene
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 03-23-2012, 09:21 AM
Otterdriver's Avatar
Otterdriver Otterdriver is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 772
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Big Horn Crew Cab
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Western Brown Pearl
Rep Power: 4
Rep:160
Otterdriver has a spectacular aura aboutOtterdriver has a spectacular aura about
Default

I would be inclined to go to an independant driveline specialist, for and un-biast opinion, I think I'm going this route. I'll pay for the hour labour, if there is any issues, I can take paperwork in hand to my dealer. Like a lot of dealers, I think they get so busy, they won't take on a proactive check if something is isn't obvious.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 03-24-2012, 02:18 PM
jg-gonzo jg-gonzo is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Tennessee
Age: 45
Posts: 24
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram Sport
Trim Level: sport
Color: Flame Red
Rep Power: 0
Rep:12
jg-gonzo is on a distinguished road
Default update from the dealer

Been driving a maroon booger, nissan vogue, out of my pocket not covered by Dodge.
They cannot just order the entire rear end from mamma Mopar, It killed both axels, the ring and pinion, carrier, and broke the gear off the end of the pinion and shoved it through the bottom of the housing. They ordered each piece of the rear end will bench build and then swap into my truck. So far total down time is at 5 days, not expected to be done till Tuesday.

On a good note, the 05 Durango has been passed on to a new owner and a new 2012 Charger R/T has been added to the family.
Its still up in the air if the Ram will continue to be a part of the family after the let down, it may get replaced!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 03-24-2012, 02:32 PM
westxsrt10's Avatar
westxsrt10 westxsrt10 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 257
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram 1500 4x4 Hemi
Trim Level: Cool Chrome
Color: Cool Vanilla
Rep Power: 4
Rep:79
westxsrt10 will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jg-gonzo View Post
Been driving a maroon booger, nissan vogue, out of my pocket not covered by Dodge.
They cannot just order the entire rear end from mamma Mopar, It killed both axels, the ring and pinion, carrier, and broke the gear off the end of the pinion and shoved it through the bottom of the housing. They ordered each piece of the rear end will bench build and then swap into my truck. So far total down time is at 5 days, not expected to be done till Tuesday.

On a good note, the 05 Durango has been passed on to a new owner and a new 2012 Charger R/T has been added to the family.
Its still up in the air if the Ram will continue to be a part of the family after the let down, it may get replaced!!!!


Traded a 09 Challenger RT for the Ram because a 4x4 is needed, the chally was great. I like the new Chargers.
If your Ram go's beware of GM's rearends, Had to go bad 07 tahoe,04 Yukon. Ford's 2012 F-150 ECO's are looking good.
__________________
2010 Ram CC 1500 Hemi 4x4, 3.92 Mag-Hytec diff. cover
2008 Viper coupe, Belanger ceramic headers
2008 Ford F-250 CC,4x4,V-10
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 03-25-2012, 03:01 AM
itshertruck's Avatar
itshertruck itshertruck is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Portsmouth, VA
Age: 38
Posts: 269
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 CC
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Tequila Sunrise
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:15
itshertruck is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to itshertruck
Default

WOW! I haven't heard any of this rear end/driveshaft business until now. As soon as I pull back into port, going straight to the dealer and inquiring! Refusing to take any of their B.S. that they try to feed me about it as well. I only have 16-17k on 2010. In the summer, I drove from Portsmouth, VA to Pheonix, AZ to move my father in with me. Return trip included a u-haul trailer with about 5k worth of weight. Thinking of the bad business that would have been if something that would have happened on I-40...
__________________
If it's too loud, You're too old!!
Dodge the father and RAM the daughter!!!
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 03-25-2012, 07:47 AM
jg-gonzo jg-gonzo is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Tennessee
Age: 45
Posts: 24
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram Sport
Trim Level: sport
Color: Flame Red
Rep Power: 0
Rep:12
jg-gonzo is on a distinguished road
Default

I luv the truck but loose faith in something that breaks. I am aware of the GM issues. I actually am looking at the identical RAM truck only a 2012 model.

Your correct about the trailer towing that would be nasty.
I had a trailer hooked on mine just the day before the rear locked up. You would think they could at least pull the trucks in and safety wire the nut to help prevent failure.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 03-31-2012, 02:28 PM
Otterdriver's Avatar
Otterdriver Otterdriver is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 772
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Big Horn Crew Cab
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Western Brown Pearl
Rep Power: 4
Rep:160
Otterdriver has a spectacular aura aboutOtterdriver has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jg-gonzo View Post
I luv the truck but loose faith in something that breaks. I am aware of the GM issues. I actually am looking at the identical RAM truck only a 2012 model.

Your correct about the trailer towing that would be nasty.
I had a trailer hooked on mine just the day before the rear locked up. You would think they could at least pull the trucks in and safety wire the nut to help prevent failure.
That's a hell of an idea actually, I wonder if they actually could lock wire the pinion nut, it would be huge piece of mind for me.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 03-31-2012, 07:36 PM
rainhater1 rainhater1 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: az
Age: 74
Posts: 311
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 ram 1500 4x4 06 300 srt8
Trim Level: slt - big horn
Color: light graystone
Rep Power: 0
Rep:116
rainhater1 will become famous soon enoughrainhater1 will become famous soon enough
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Otterdriver View Post
That's a hell of an idea actually, I wonder if they actually could lock wire the pinion nut, it would be huge piece of mind for me.
They could use a bend up lock washer like on the front wheel bearing nut and washer
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

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

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:51 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum