The Ram 1500 by Dodge has a two piece drive shaft. The 4×4 is the most popular trim. In this configuration, the NV243 transfer case is connected to the automatic transmission. The standard u-joint and yoke are designed to make a tight connection to the front piece. A hardened aluminum is what the drive shaft for a Dodge Ram 1500 is constructed from. You can buy these online here at Powertrain Guys.
Shaft Problems in the 1500 Truck
Three production years (2009 through 2012) were once recalled by Chrysler to fix a bad nut in the rear shaft. The bolt could come loose causing the shaft to fall out. It was such a problem that millions of trucks had to be taken to local dealerships for a repair. The build quality of the parts has now been improved to automotive standards.
The 4WD option was common in the 4.7L and 5.7L engines. These V8 motors were responsible for the torque at each of the wheels. The power that is routed to the rear axle is one of the good things about the design of Ram pickup trucks. PTG has used Dodge drive shafts in stock for the Laramie, Outdoorsman, SLT, Big Horn, Crew Cab and other trim.
One Piece Ram 1500 Shaft
There are aftermarket products that convert the two piece front and rear combination into a single unit. These are aluminum bars, but a conversion might be required. Machine shops do fabricate these products, but they are not recommended by Chrysler. A do it yourself installation can be a success although nothing is really guaranteed.
A better way would be to find a used Ram 1500 drive shaft assembly. This option is really the cheapest and is a drop in ready job. PowertrainGuys.com receives quality products from North American junk yards. A real pro disassembles all bolts and parts to keep them in tact. These are not just yanked off the chassis and then packaged for future shipment.
Buy Used Dodge Ram Drive Shafts
The 1500, 2500 and 3500 are all vehicles supported through our current inventory. All components are tagged, graded and catalog. We know where they came from. We can tell you the mileage on the original pickup. A free warranty to cover the use of the assembly is provided to you. We guarantee no defects or bending on the part.
A call right to our sales staff will help you place an order. Pricing gets calculated for anyone who uses the master quote computer here. Tapping the parts locator will get you started. Questions are always answered fast. Our team will match your vehicle ID number to eliminate errors in ordering. Replace your 1500 Ram truck drive axle with an OEM part in used condition.