Vibration During Quick Launch While Towing – 2014-2015 Ram 2500 & 3500 Pickup

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NUMBER: 03-004-15
GROUP: Differential & Driveline
DATE: December 05, 2015

 

SUBJECT:

Vibration During Quick Launch While Towing

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves replacing the rear prop shaft, if required.

 

MODELS:

2014-2015 (DJ) Ram 2500 Pickup
2014-2015 (D2) Ram 3500 Pickup

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the following markets/countries: NAFTA.

NOTE: This bulletin applies to one of the following vehicle, engine and trans combinations:

  • DJ vehicles equipped with 6.7L Cummins Engine (Sales Codes ETK) and 6-SPD Automatic 68RFE Transmission (Sales Code DG7).
  • DJ vehicles equipped with 6.4L Gas V8 Engine (Sales Codes ESA) and 6-SPD Automatic 66RFE Transmission (Sales Code DFP).
  • D2 vehicles equipped with 6.7L Cummins Engine (Sales Codes ETK) and 6 – SPD 850 Torque Output Aisin Trans (Sales Code DF2).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

The customer may describe a vibration feeling during a fast launch from 0 mph (0 kph) to 11 mph (18 kph) and the vehicle hauling a heavy load. This vibration is most noticeable at a launch from a stop, at Wide Open Throttle (WOT) while towing a heavy trailer.

 

DIAGNOSIS:

If the customer describes the symptom/condition listed above, perform the Repair Procedure.

 

PARTS REQUIRED:

Qty. Part No. Description
1 05146670AC Shaft, Drive (D2 4×2 Aisin 140 WB)
1 05146677AC Shaft, Drive (D2 4×2 Aisin 149 WB)
1 05146671AC Shaft, Drive (D2 4×2 Aisin 160 WB)
1 05146673AC Shaft, Drive (D2 4×2 Aisin 169 WB)
1 05146675AC Shaft, Drive (D2 4×4 Aisin 169 WB)
1 68233611AB Shaft, Drive (DJ 4×2 66RFE 149 WB)
1 68233613AB Shaft, Drive (DJ 4×2 66RFE 160 WB)
1 68235622AB Shaft, Drive (DJ 4×2 66RFE 169 WB)
1 each 68235629AB Shaft, Drive (DJ 4×4 66RFE 169 WB) BRACKET, Drive Shaft Center Bearing
05146858AA
Both parts must be replaced together.
1 68235624AB Shaft, Drive (DJ 4×2 68RFE 149 WB)
1 68235625AB Shaft, Drive (DJ 4×2 68RFE 160 WB)
1 68235626AB Shaft, Drive (DJ 4×2 68RFE 169 WB)
1 68235631AB Shaft, Drive (DJ 4×4 68RFE 169 WB)

 

NOTE: Drive shaft bolts must be replaced or cleaned and Mopar® Lock and Seal Adhesive or equivalent applied.

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE:

  1. If the vibration can be duplicated during the conditions listed above, replace the rear prop shaft.
  2. Refer to the detailed service procedures available in DealerCONNECT> TechCONNECT under: Service Info> 03 – Differential and Driveline/Propeller Shaft/SHAFT, Drive, Rear Heavy Duty/Removal/Installation.

 

POLICY:

Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

 

TIME ALLOWANCE:

Labor Operation No: Description Skill Category Amount
16-30-01-96 Shaft, Rear Prop – Replace (1 – Semi-Skilled) 3 – Driveline 0.6 Hrs.

 

FAILURE CODE:

ZZ Service Action

 


 

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