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DO DODGE HAVE UJOINTS ON THE AXLE ASSEMBLY OR ARE THEY CV JOINTS ON A 2004 2500 4X4 SOME ONE IS TELLING MY DAD THAT THEY ARE U-JOINTS AND TO REPLACE THE ONE ON THE RIGHT WHEEL IT COST 750$

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  • Joseph Fantozzi Mar 31, 2009

    I have a 2004 Ram 3/4 ton 4WD and am hearing a clicking noise when going slow. The dealership says the my cv aka U joints are going bad and it is time to gouge me for about 2 grand!!!!!!!! I have 93000 miles and they said that the warrenty expired at 74000 on this part of the powertrain........the 100000 mile warrenty only covers the engine.....my mileage is mostly long and strait so I am trying to figure out why so much wear as I have not experienced this with other 4WD trucks......I am going to be writing some letters and would like to hear from anyone with the same problem to see if it is an eppidemic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lineraider62@gmail.com

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    i have 1999 dodge ram 1500 4x4 and when i am giong slow and start turning i hear a clicking noise

  • driftingfly May 08, 2009

    Same problem here! Started at about 98,000 miles. Now at 101,000 and getting worse. I have heard of durrability issues with the factory part. Looks like the Torque King #TK40444 is a good replacement at about $ 200.00 / pair.

  • driftingfly May 08, 2009

    Same thing here. At 98,000 miles dealer told me the same thing. I am now at 101,000 and they are getting worse. Did you get any help from the dealer or Dodge on your? I hear that the OEM parts had durability issues, obliviously as we have seen. I am told that the Torque King #TK40444 at about $ 200.00 / pair are a great replacement.

    Thank you.
    Scott G Fierst
    Professional Northwest Fishing Guide Since 1994
    All River Guide Service, Inc.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    clicking noise in drive replaced the left front axle now truck only drives in 4 wheel drive

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Yes they do have U-Joints on the front axles.

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