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When I had my 04.5, the u-joint that connects the rear axle to the drive shaft went out. I bought the replacement at the Napa auto parts store with the grease zirk in it. Think i paid around 30 bucks for it and i took the drive shaft with me and they pulled the old one out and put the new one in for me.
 

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spicer i would say is the best just make sure you can grease them
 

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Spicer and if the place will do it for free great but it is super easy to do yourself.
 

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What kind of noise/vibration do you get to know your u-joint is going out? Mine may be as well. I get a vibration/grinding noise in the drivers side floorboard.
 

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What kind of noise/vibration do you get to know your u-joint is going out? Mine may be as well. I get a vibration/grinding noise in the drivers side floorboard.
yea im curious about that too.
 

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when you go to take off from a stop you will hear a "tink" and if they are bad you will feal int in the floor board it will sound like it was behind you
 

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Or u will get a slight squeaking as u start to roll. the squeak will will get faster as the driveshaft spins faster.
 

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u-joints

I have replaced all JUNK DODGE non-greasable u-joints with NAPA greasable ones. I couldn't believe Dodge would put non-greasable u-joints on a 3/4 ton truck:thud:
 

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When they start to go it will vibrate to were it gets on your nerves, when you take off and especialy when you are coming to a stop, it will begin to vibrate, i replace mine from good ol kentucky motors!
 

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What kind of noise/vibration do you get to know your u-joint is going out? Mine may be as well. I get a vibration/grinding noise in the drivers side floorboard.
Sounds like you need new wheel bearings.
 

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I dont think it matters, spicer i would say is the best, JUST MAKE SURE THEY ARE GREASABLE AND GREASE THEM REGULARLY AND THAT WILL PROLONG THEIR LIFE DRASTICALLY
 

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Spicer is probably the best, just make sure they are greaseable, and grease them EVERY TIME YOU CHANGE YOUR OIL,
 

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Spicer is probably the best, just make sure they are greaseable, and grease them EVERY TIME YOU CHANGE YOUR OIL, AND IT WILL MAKE THEM LAST ALOT LONGER
 
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