2012 and up ram 1500 passenger side intermediate shafts

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NC_JB

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Thanks to everyone for the info!!! I bought a 2015 Tradesman a few months back with ~66k on it. Up to around 69.5k and have finally found the answer to the issue I've been having for the last 3 weeks, thanks to you guys. I'm no certified mechanic but do what I can on my own as far as vehicle work goes. Besides the snap ring pliers, maybe a slide hammer, and a WHOLE lotta elbow grease, any other specialty tools that I'll absolutely have to have outside of normal shop hand tools? Also, any info on where I can get the appropriate snap rings, if needed, would be awesome! Thanks again for all the info on this ridiculous problem.
 

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Thanks to everyone for the info!!! I bought a 2015 Tradesman a few months back with ~66k on it. Up to around 69.5k and have finally found the answer to the issue I've been having for the last 3 weeks, thanks to you guys. I'm no certified mechanic but do what I can on my own as far as vehicle work goes. Besides the snap ring pliers, maybe a slide hammer, and a WHOLE lotta elbow grease, any other specialty tools that I'll absolutely have to have outside of normal shop hand tools? Also, any info on where I can get the appropriate snap rings, if needed, would be awesome! Thanks again for all the info on this ridiculous problem.
Nope, the C clips are already inside the CV shafts and they come with the shaft rebuild kit. So either way they're included with the parts kits you need. It's honestly a handful of tools and a lot of elbow. It's not hard, just a bit tedious and aggravating at time fiddling things but it's a super easy job. I watched the video a couple times to make sure there wasn't a sneaky problem I might encounter and just dug into it. All I can suggest is make sure you have all the stuff on hand thst way you don't have to make any impromptu trips for silly supplies, otherwise if you can do basic mechanical work you're fine.

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All squared away. This kit is well worth the money.

That's awesome! Those HD axles doing good too?

I'm planning on doing the whole front end too, including wheel bearings since I have one with a slight groan on turns. I started buying parts as I get the money.
 

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Hunting Season starts next weekend, Ill be doing lots of offroading to test out those Cardone HDs. :)
 

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Everyone having good results?

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Pulled mine apart today to check the splines. They looked pretty good so I cleaned them up, put some antiseize on the splines, put a large Oring up against where the CV joint ends to seal water out, and put everything back together. Hopefully this will prevent them from being chewed up.22410f4d96aeb84debc623f79e04892e.jpg577c34e1cb4ee762d756ab996faa14fa.jpg0588934a1dfdb0c5ac7d8d476331d8bb.jpgf468ff17f05e37612bb18d14547a2c79.jpg
 

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Nope, the C clips are already inside the CV shafts and they come with the shaft rebuild kit. So either way they're included with the parts kits you need. It's honestly a handful of tools and a lot of elbow. It's not hard, just a bit tedious and aggravating at time fiddling things but it's a super easy job. I watched the video a couple times to make sure there wasn't a sneaky problem I might encounter and just dug into it. All I can suggest is make sure you have all the stuff on hand thst way you don't have to make any impromptu trips for silly supplies, otherwise if you can do basic mechanical work you're fine.

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Any chance you can post a link to said video? I’m going to have to do this...
 

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@stimpy433 saw your post. Here's your cheaper solution if the dealer wants to charge you too much.

There's a few options for parts depending on your budget, message me direct if you need any info!

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Found a really good use for the old shaft when you have a lifted truck.

Turned down the splines side to fit my jack. Pressed in a old bearing sleeve and put a brass bushing up top so the Jack can sit tight.

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Aside from the regear option, is the older dif any stronger?
 
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