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TSB 16-01-95

Ringing Noise From Rear Of Vehicle

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Date: Jun. 12, 1995

Models: 1995 (BR) Ram Truck

NOTE: This bulletin applies to 1500 series, 4X4, 119" WB, Ram trucks with 9 1/4" rear axle and 4 speed automatic transmission.


A ringing/rattling noise my be heard with vehicle warm, transmission an 4th gear and torque converter clutch engaged on a light to moderate acceleration. The noise is most noticeable with the sliding bark glass open. The noise seems to come from the transfercase or propshaft area.

Parts Required:
Qty.   Part No.    Description
1 52105260 Propeller Shaft Assy. - Rear
4 6029562 9 1/4 Rear Axle U-joint Clamp
2 2781904 9 1/4 Rear Axle U-joint

Repair Procedure: 

This bulletin involves the replacing of the existing propeller shaft with an insulated propeller shaft.

1.   Shift the transmission to the Neutral position. Raise and support vehicle.

2.   Remove the U-joint clamp screws at pinion shaft yoke.

3.   Slide the slip yoke off of the transmission/transfer case output shaft and remove the propeller shaft.

4.   Install the new propeller shaft, P/N 52105260.

NOTE: Replacement U-Joint clamps and screws must be installed.

5.   Torque the screws to 19Nm (14ft. lbs.).

6.   Lower the vehicle, shift the transmission into park.


Policy:    Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

Time Allowance:
Labor Operation No: 16-30-01-93 . . . . . . . . . . 0.3 Hrs.

Failure Code: P8 - New Part


Thanks to Barry Drodge for supplying this TSB information

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