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 - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, Complaints, & Solutions - Maintenance & Re > Dodge Ram Warranty Issues


Notices

Dodge Ram Warranty Issues Discuss your Dodge Ram Warranty in this forum.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-31-2011, 01:32 PM
H22A1's Avatar
H22A1 H22A1 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Edmonton,AB
Age: 27
Posts: 60
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram Hemi Crew
Trim Level: ST
Color: Inferno Red
Engine: 2009-???? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:60
H22A1 will become famous soon enough
Default snapped front axle

i have a 2010 hemi 4x4 and was out in the bush on some muddy roads out camping. came up to a bog that didn't look bad, so in i go. i have 33" goodyear duratracs, and the lsd axle so i thought it would be easy. got have way through then i hear a clunking noise, and notice im not moving. spinning rear wheels, front driver side staying put. got some help and got out of it in 2wd, but when i went under the truck i saw the axle joint sheared off and clunking around when the trucks moving. its over at the dealership now getting fixed. they said warrenty will cover it as long as they dont find any signs of abuse of what not. im just wondering if this has happened to anyone else. are the front axles that weak? i wasn't pushing at all really. 50-60% throttle though a mud puddle basically.... a axle shouldn't have snapped from that...anyways makes me weary of offroading if components are that fragile. im looking into skid plates and what not for added protection, but something just doesn't seem right when something like that lets loose...
__________________
[B]Tyler[/B]
modlist:
18"magnaflow
k&n drop in with airbox mod
Line-x liner
33" goodyear duratracs
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 05-31-2011, 03:23 PM
RedRam10's Avatar
RedRam10 RedRam10 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Carolina
Age: 57
Posts: 8,240
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram Quad Cab 4x4
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Inferno Red Pearl
Rep Power: 10
Rep:743
RedRam10 is a splendid one to beholdRedRam10 is a splendid one to beholdRedRam10 is a splendid one to beholdRedRam10 is a splendid one to beholdRedRam10 is a splendid one to beholdRedRam10 is a splendid one to beholdRedRam10 is a splendid one to behold
Default

Hi Tyler, sorry to read about the breakage. I haven't seen any other complaints about that issue so maybe just a weak part.

I'd like to invite you to join us in the Red Ram Social Group and bring other Red Rams to the fold. You can use the link in my SIG to jump over and while there post a few photos of that Red Ram of yours.
__________________
New to RamForumZ? NEWBIE CHECKIN!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-31-2011, 03:34 PM
H22A1's Avatar
H22A1 H22A1 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Edmonton,AB
Age: 27
Posts: 60
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram Hemi Crew
Trim Level: ST
Color: Inferno Red
Engine: 2009-???? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:60
H22A1 will become famous soon enough
Default

ya for sure i will put some pictures up over there.
dealership called me and said they wanted to do 50/50 on the repair. said axles just dont snap and said it was probably hit hard. something like a pothole or something. i don't remember hitting anything, but its hard to argue. i have aftermarket mud terrains too so that didn't help my case.... so its getting fixed. i don't need to start a war with the dealership.
They also said my rear diff fluid is dirty. i find that weird since it was flushed last week and full synthetic with the lsd additive was put in. maybe just excess fluid that wasn't drained completely got mixed in...not sure if the other shop pulled the cover or not. its been quite the day though. have to be a bit more careful in the mud i guess :P
__________________
[B]Tyler[/B]
modlist:
18"magnaflow
k&n drop in with airbox mod
Line-x liner
33" goodyear duratracs
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-31-2011, 04:22 PM
GTyankee's Avatar
GTyankee GTyankee is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego East County, Ca
Posts: 19,082
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2X4
Trim Level: quad cab SLT
Color: sunburst orange pearl
Rep Power: 20
Rep:2615
GTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Tell them that you want the broken pieces for a trophy, then take those parts to a shop that works on 4X4 trucks for an opinion on how it could have broken, it may have been a badly made part

Just a month ago, i had my 2X4 at the dealership to get the complete drive shaft & U-joints replaced, manufacturing defect.
Then i went to a Dyno Shop that does repairs & upgrades the very next day & had a finned differential cover put on, it has a magnetic drain plug in it. Then they filled the rear end with Royal Purple.... NOW here is the kicker, last week i went to the dealer to get an oil change & have a cracked exhaust manifold replaced, when i picked it up, they said that my rear differential fluid needed changing & that it was dirty!!, i had not been anywhere where the road wasn't paved & had driven less than 300 miles since the change to RP. They also said that my transmission needed servicing, i had changed it to RP at the same time as the rear end, i had a COMPLETE fluid flush & the inner & outer filters changed. Everything is still clean under there, so they had to see that everything had been recently worked on, i think they go by what your computerized history reads, not by what a Tech told them
__________________
Ram 1500 SLT Quad cab, 5.7 HEMI(R) MDS VCT, 5 speed auto 545RFE, 3.55 differential gears, 18" Magnaflow muffler, EGR bug deflector, Bushwacker fender flares, customized Nfab nerf bars, CB radio, Autonet wi-fi router, custom soft tonneau cover, Line_X bedliner, DEBO Step, build date 10/15/08 a Wednesday built vehicle
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-31-2011, 04:58 PM
H22A1's Avatar
H22A1 H22A1 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Edmonton,AB
Age: 27
Posts: 60
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram Hemi Crew
Trim Level: ST
Color: Inferno Red
Engine: 2009-???? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:60
H22A1 will become famous soon enough
Default

ya im not sure what it is with the rear diff and the dealership, but it seems everytime i go in they tell me its dirty....i put in full synthetic under 1000km's ago (last week) then went camping. i was on gravel/muddy roads but it still shouldn't have even made a dent in the fluid for the amount of time it has been in the diff for. I think either the full synthetic or the additive looks dirty even if its clean. just the fluid color. has to be something along those lines for them to keep mentioning it. as for the axle i should ask for the broken one and get it checked out. if i remember right it let loose while in 4wd making a tight turn in a field of shallow mud. was trying to get out of it and i started to hear the noise. at least thats my best guess to when it snapped. even the service manager told me he has never seen one snap besides on the heavy mudder trucks that are lifted and what not. he was quite surprised it broke.
__________________
[B]Tyler[/B]
modlist:
18"magnaflow
k&n drop in with airbox mod
Line-x liner
33" goodyear duratracs
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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front axle seal change latitud 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 4 08-14-2011 02:15 PM
Front Axle Replacement Leadchunker Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 4 01-21-2011 11:23 PM
front axle 99 ram slt Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 1 01-14-2010 07:40 PM
Front axle leaking after u-joint change LittleMoe Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 5 11-15-2009 10:05 AM
Front Axle swap and other info Crazy Canadian Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 4 06-12-2009 07:05 AM


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:46 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