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



Vibration During Quick Launch While Towing



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



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).



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.



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



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
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.



  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.



Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.



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



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