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RIP Front Propeller Shaft :(

Postby pdavey » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:02 am

So over 202,000 miles and my front propeller shaft started failing (squeaking and grinding). Probably due to the salt this winter and not enough lubrication.

Instead of rebuilding I am just going to have the whole thing replaced at this point given all the wear.

Just going with the NAPA part. Supposedly it is easier to grease then the stock one.
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Other Mods:
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Suspension/Protection Mods:
    Carli Upper "Bomb Proof" Ball Joints, NAPA Lower Ball Joints, Thuren Adj Track Bar, Thuren Adjusted Fox Damper, T-Style Steering Upgrade, New Power Steering Pump, 2012 Power Steering Motor Upgrade, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Rear Shocks -Stage 1, Thuren Off-set Control Arms, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Front Shocks -Stage 2, 35x12.50x17 Nitto Trail Grappler (previous tires Cooper STT), Carli Front Dif Gard,

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Re: RIP Front Propeller Shaft :(

Postby RustyPW » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:29 pm

Over 200,000 miles......yeah I think stuff is going to start to fall apart.
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Re: RIP Front Propeller Shaft :(

Postby pdavey » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:03 pm

We will build it better and stronger

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2005 Dodge Power Wagon QC Black - "Laramie"
Performance Mods:
    Green Cold Air Intake, Gibson Dual Cat Exhast (Side Swept), DiabloSport Predator U7137 Tuner

Other Mods:
    Kenwood KVT-719 w/ Garmin Navigation and Kenwood Rear Camera, JL Stealth Sub

Suspension/Protection Mods:
    Carli Upper "Bomb Proof" Ball Joints, NAPA Lower Ball Joints, Thuren Adj Track Bar, Thuren Adjusted Fox Damper, T-Style Steering Upgrade, New Power Steering Pump, 2012 Power Steering Motor Upgrade, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Rear Shocks -Stage 1, Thuren Off-set Control Arms, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Front Shocks -Stage 2, 35x12.50x17 Nitto Trail Grappler (previous tires Cooper STT), Carli Front Dif Gard,

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    KC LightBar Behind Tow Hooks Mount, 2 KC Slim Driving Lights, 2 KC Offroading Lights, Weatherguard Black Steel Truck Box, Winch TPS bypass, Warn Wireless Winch Module
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Re: RIP Front Propeller Shaft :(

Postby pdavey » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:11 pm

All back in one piece with no squeak. The new prop shaft has greasable fittings all over. Much like the original should have had.

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2005 Dodge Power Wagon QC Black - "Laramie"
Performance Mods:
    Green Cold Air Intake, Gibson Dual Cat Exhast (Side Swept), DiabloSport Predator U7137 Tuner

Other Mods:
    Kenwood KVT-719 w/ Garmin Navigation and Kenwood Rear Camera, JL Stealth Sub

Suspension/Protection Mods:
    Carli Upper "Bomb Proof" Ball Joints, NAPA Lower Ball Joints, Thuren Adj Track Bar, Thuren Adjusted Fox Damper, T-Style Steering Upgrade, New Power Steering Pump, 2012 Power Steering Motor Upgrade, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Rear Shocks -Stage 1, Thuren Off-set Control Arms, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Front Shocks -Stage 2, 35x12.50x17 Nitto Trail Grappler (previous tires Cooper STT), Carli Front Dif Gard,

Style/Other Mods:
    KC LightBar Behind Tow Hooks Mount, 2 KC Slim Driving Lights, 2 KC Offroading Lights, Weatherguard Black Steel Truck Box, Winch TPS bypass, Warn Wireless Winch Module
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Re: RIP Front Propeller Shaft :(

Postby TwinStick » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:49 pm

2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: RIP Front Propeller Shaft :(

Postby FirerescuePW » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:15 pm

Well damn, Peter...



It's nice having you out front doing recon for me. I just hope I remember what went wrong for you when I finally put some miles on mine!

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Re: RIP Front Propeller Shaft :(

Postby pdavey » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:45 am

Thanks TwinStick. Here are a few pics of the new one.

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Look visible zerks!
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Performance Mods:
    Green Cold Air Intake, Gibson Dual Cat Exhast (Side Swept), DiabloSport Predator U7137 Tuner

Other Mods:
    Kenwood KVT-719 w/ Garmin Navigation and Kenwood Rear Camera, JL Stealth Sub

Suspension/Protection Mods:
    Carli Upper "Bomb Proof" Ball Joints, NAPA Lower Ball Joints, Thuren Adj Track Bar, Thuren Adjusted Fox Damper, T-Style Steering Upgrade, New Power Steering Pump, 2012 Power Steering Motor Upgrade, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Rear Shocks -Stage 1, Thuren Off-set Control Arms, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Front Shocks -Stage 2, 35x12.50x17 Nitto Trail Grappler (previous tires Cooper STT), Carli Front Dif Gard,

Style/Other Mods:
    KC LightBar Behind Tow Hooks Mount, 2 KC Slim Driving Lights, 2 KC Offroading Lights, Weatherguard Black Steel Truck Box, Winch TPS bypass, Warn Wireless Winch Module
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Re: RIP Front Propeller Shaft :(

Postby flattire » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:52 pm

I see them!!

Might be worth getting this even if old one is still good. With all the time wasted trying to find the "hidden" fitting.
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Re: RIP Front Propeller Shaft :(

Postby TwinStick » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:11 am

For the current NAPA price in my above post, the NAPA prop shaft price is the same or cheaper than having my current rusty one rebuilt by a driveshaft shop, at least by me. (Meaning---3 new u-joints & a new double cardan joint).

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2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: RIP Front Propeller Shaft :(

Postby FirerescuePW » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:58 pm

I see zerks on the u-joints... is there one on the double cardan joint?

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Re: RIP Front Propeller Shaft :(

Postby pdavey » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:31 pm

I will check when I am home this weekend. I didn't see it immediately but also haven't inspected it that closely yet.

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Performance Mods:
    Green Cold Air Intake, Gibson Dual Cat Exhast (Side Swept), DiabloSport Predator U7137 Tuner

Other Mods:
    Kenwood KVT-719 w/ Garmin Navigation and Kenwood Rear Camera, JL Stealth Sub

Suspension/Protection Mods:
    Carli Upper "Bomb Proof" Ball Joints, NAPA Lower Ball Joints, Thuren Adj Track Bar, Thuren Adjusted Fox Damper, T-Style Steering Upgrade, New Power Steering Pump, 2012 Power Steering Motor Upgrade, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Rear Shocks -Stage 1, Thuren Off-set Control Arms, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Front Shocks -Stage 2, 35x12.50x17 Nitto Trail Grappler (previous tires Cooper STT), Carli Front Dif Gard,

Style/Other Mods:
    KC LightBar Behind Tow Hooks Mount, 2 KC Slim Driving Lights, 2 KC Offroading Lights, Weatherguard Black Steel Truck Box, Winch TPS bypass, Warn Wireless Winch Module
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Re: RIP Front Propeller Shaft :(

Postby 2wagons1driveway » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:47 pm

pdavey wrote:So over 202,000 miles and my front propeller shaft started failing (squeaking and grinding). Probably due to the salt this winter and not enough lubrication.

Instead of rebuilding I am just going to have the whole thing replaced at this point given all the wear.

Just going with the NAPA part. Supposedly it is easier to grease then the stock one.
I've been through three prop shafts already man your doing great! Haha my trucks got alittle over 70,000 miles on it too :/


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Re: RIP Front Propeller Shaft :(

Postby Reloaderguy » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:48 pm

2wagons1driveway wrote:
pdavey wrote:So over 202,000 miles and my front propeller shaft started failing (squeaking and grinding). Probably due to the salt this winter and not enough lubrication.

Instead of rebuilding I am just going to have the whole thing replaced at this point given all the wear.

Just going with the NAPA part. Supposedly it is easier to grease then the stock one.
I've been through three prop shafts already man your doing great! Haha my trucks got alittle over 70,000 miles on it too :/


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Re: RIP Front Propeller Shaft :(

Postby 2wagons1driveway » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:27 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:
2wagons1driveway wrote:
pdavey wrote:So over 202,000 miles and my front propeller shaft started failing (squeaking and grinding). Probably due to the salt this winter and not enough lubrication.

Instead of rebuilding I am just going to have the whole thing replaced at this point given all the wear.

Just going with the NAPA part. Supposedly it is easier to grease then the stock one.
I've been through three prop shafts already man your doing great! Haha my trucks got alittle over 70,000 miles on it too :/


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