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I have 08 RT with a vibration that you can feel in the drivers seat and floorboard area, I checked under the front end and all I can find is the high speed CV at the transfer case seems loose. I can take the front drive shaft and it moves quite a bit in that joint, not sure if that is normal or it needs to be replaced. I checked with Dodge and they say that part is not serviced and you have to replace the whole drive shaft (for $600.00). My question is should this joint be tight like a regular u-joint or can some play by allowed and has anyone found a aftermarket source to replace just the joint with-out replacing the whole drive shaft.

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I have 08 RT with a vibration that you can feel in the drivers seat and floorboard area, I checked under the front end and all I can find is the high speed CV at the transfer case seems loose. I can take the front drive shaft and it moves quite a bit in that joint, not sure if that is normal or it needs to be replaced. I checked with Dodge and they say that part is not serviced and you have to replace the whole drive shaft (for $600.00). My question is should this joint be tight like a regular u-joint or can some play by allowed and has anyone found a aftermarket source to replace just the joint with-out replacing the whole drive shaft.

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Welcome Mac

Any chance either one of these Threads pertain to your issue?


Click on both

http://www.dodge-nitro.com/forums/f2/nitro-recall-drive-shaft-shield-8619/

http://www.dodge-nitro.com/forums/f11/update-nitro-drive-shaft-fell-out-5797/
 

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Welcome to the forum. There should be little or no play in that joint.

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Thanks for the info, the recall from what I can tell doesn't pertain to the 4X4 model. Do any of you know if that HSCV can be replaced with something or do you have to replace the whole drive shaft.

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Don't know where you live but in many towns there are shops that can build and repair drive shafts. This could be an option to explore. I also found used or re-manufactured shafts (4X4 4.0) at far less cost that from a Dealer for sale "Online". I would think if you can find a shop to repair your your present shaft nearby that would be where I would start. Good Luck!
 

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Mac thought maybe MOPAR might have re-manufactured drive shafts but the closest they come are CV Axles! How many miles does your Nitro have?


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It has appx 122,000 kms or 70,000 miles. I called around today and all the drive shaft repair shops I talked to new exactly what I needed but they all said that particular shaft was dealer only. They offered to make something from scratch, but not sure how well they would work, I called around to some more dealers and found one for 450.00 and the parts guy said these ones and the liberty have been known to fail. After I just spent $1200.00 on fixing the transmission last month I hope the bleeding stops here.

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Cal.
 
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