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Post by coder » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:11 pm

Anyone considering a 6" BDS Lift for a 2014+ truck might want to read this thread on the cummins forum.

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Post by autogateman » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:20 pm

Ooooh that sucks!

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Post by chrisjameswagner » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:30 pm

Long shot but I'll throw it out there. Have taken my truck to the dealer for oil changes as they are essentially free. Each time I have pointed out the need to service the front drive train. Each time I have asked after the performance if it was done and I would get the same answer, "can't be done it's a sealed system". After showing them some you tube videos, they oblige and get the work done. I mention this as I understand one of the symptoms of not performing this service is a cracked or depending on how fast your going exploding transfer case. Wonder if his was ever done. Sucks either way but could be a way to push the responsibility to the dealer.
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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:24 pm

I can't find a grease zerk on my double cardan like a lot of the older trucks. I do however service and grease the slip yoke for the front driveshaft and also service the double Carson by spraying with white grease per the hood sticker. This what your talking about chrisjames?


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Post by Pit Slave » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:23 pm

I think it's been almost 3 years since i have even had my front driveshaft serviced, that is if it was even done in the first place.....

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2wagons1driveway wrote:I can't find a grease zerk on my double cardan like a lot of the older trucks. I do however service and grease the slip yoke for the front driveshaft and also service the double Carson by spraying with white grease per the hood sticker. This what your talking about chrisjames?


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Check on YouTube you'll find some vids on it. There is a small seal that requires a needle insertion to grease. Sorry I can't explain it well. I was talking to the service director where I take the truck after the mechanics and writer said it couldn't be done because no zerks. He told me a story of his buddies rig that blew the transfer case into pieces. Said it put a large dent in the undercarriage floor board, thought he hit something that came up. Only figured it out after being pulled over by the highway patrol who stated your vehicle parts went through the front windshield of a Mercedes. Luckily no deaths but said it was thousands of dollars worth of damage to all involved.

The process to grease this part is obscure that I bet it never gets done. Class action suit for you litigious types...
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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:37 am

Really? And that's around the double cardan area or the slip yoke?


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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:58 pm

I'm pretty sure fourth gens don't have this greasable Cardon guys...I have a spare driveshaft off my 12 at home and I can't find it anywhere


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Post by jeep_boy02 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:12 pm

Couldn't find one on mine either.

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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:59 pm

So I'm not the only one. Lol makes me feel better but now I'm alittle jealous I don't have one..just alittle though


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Post by blindsquirrel33 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:03 pm

I have one on my 2011. Grease it at each oil change.

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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:25 pm

What the fuck? I'm having a hard time locating it. I looked for quite a while on my first oil change. I will have to look again I guess.


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Post by blindsquirrel33 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:49 pm

I will see if I can snap a picture of it. It is really hard to locate, so bad I used a paint marker to draw an arrow pointing to it.

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Post by stubiePW » Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:10 pm

I have one on my 2012. Best idea which I haven't done yet is use a painy marker and mark it. It's there trust me


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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:14 pm

Okay ya a picture would help. I remember when my friend gave me the old driveshaft he did under warranty I remember looking at it to see if it had one and I couldn't find it. I've been greasing the outside of it with a spray heavy duty grease and I don't have any vibrations etc. I only have about 15,000km on this driveshaft that's currently on the truck so I'm not worried about this one but I'm worried about the older one I'm having lengthened which has about 40,000km on it :/


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Post by chrisjameswagner » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:41 pm

It's there. Mine has a light pink marked x. It was covered in grime. You have to lift the front tires off the ground and turn them while looking into the u joint. It's there just very difficult to find which is why I think it never ever gets done unless you do it yourself. Considering the damage that could be done, I make sure it gets taken care of.
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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:00 am

I will for sure like I said it doesn't have many km anyways on it. And the shafts new and in good order no binding etc. but I will do it next oil change which should be this weekend if all goes as planned and more parts arrive this week


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Post by blindsquirrel33 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:25 pm

I tried to take pictures of it but they didn't really show the location well. I found this video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXCo7wWpX8s
The fitting is really visible at 35 seconds.

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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:47 pm

Thanks man I watched this already!! Just wasn't sure if that's where ours was or if I had one but that's cleared up now. I got a wicked pic from radio at strapt a day ago! I'll post it now.


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Post by blindsquirrel33 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:58 pm

That's it! Such a pain in the ass to locate! That's why I painted an arrow on mine to find it again.

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Post by chrisjameswagner » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:28 pm

Great picture.
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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:49 am

My driveshaft extension is done on my old shaft today so I'll make sure to grease the ball before I install it...now comes exhaust modification to clear the driveshaft :/


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Post by newcastlematt » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:01 am

Hi guys, I grenaded my transfer case last week. I think this stupid double cardon u joint is to blame it was dry as a bone! :wtf: As predicted my dealer mechanic said the lube joint doesnt exist! Im just venting at this point, but I would like chrysler to replace my dead parts since they maintained my truck for the first 100k miles. I now have 180K so i doubt it but im pissed off right now. Ill try to post some pics for you all to laugh at me. Matthew

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Post by 2wagons1driveway » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:10 pm

That sucks man good luck!


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