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What size socket do I use for pinion axle differential nut on a 2010 Dodge ram 1500 Laramie

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  • Anonymous Sep 23, 2021

    the service manual covers that, ever heard of Mitchels. or ALLDATA
    log in and read that, I must pay for my 2 cars, why not you?>

  • Anonymous Sep 24, 2021

    2wd or 4wd, I guess rear , you never said rear or the drive line all, dodge can not answer you like this.
    the big one, huge not the universal joint flange bolts, I drop the joint
    and in 5min flat put my caliper tool on the nut flats and measure it.

    if you did this on 100s of cars you learn just one car my have 3 or 4 axles used even in one year
    2wd and 4wd drive too
    so buying the wrong socket and deep wall needed is a pain
    we LOOK FIRST. then buy second.
    or spend all your free time fetching tools,

    so nut size and how deep well socket is needed too, in vast cases.

    or go to dodge dealer page, click on your car, your year and YOUR driveline (not told)
    and then read the AXLE page,
    the see pinion read fine print where it may say size or same words with 3 axle options.

    i see the dealer shows no stock on this nut 4.
    nor , the partnumber the dogs.
    sniffing around there it is metric, 25.4mm to 1 " do that math?

    on line 1500 ram
    shows, 3 front axles used, 2wd and 4.
    rear lists for , total of 4 axles. so like I said) look first and MEASURE IT. 9.5,10 and 11.5inch axles.



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