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Hello. I recently replaced the U-Joints in my 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L. As I was driving to work this morning, going about 70, the truck vibrated a little then suddenly the driveshaft comes flying off the truck & onto the road. I abruptly pulled over, turned off the truck, & picked up the driveshaft from the side of the road. Upon inspection, the U-Joints had come apart. The flange was still on the spindle of the tranny, so I pulled that off as well. I am now having it towed.

My bigger issue is, now the truck is making an awful grinding noise when its running. It sounds like it is coming from the transmission, but I could not tell for sure upon a quick inspection (I had to leave it temporarily & get to work). After the driveshaft initially flew off & I pulled over, I did notice the grinding noise then, but I was too concerned with picking up the driveshaft from the road. It also almost felt like the truck would not go into park, but it did, it seems.

Could the transmission have been damaged when the driveshaft flew off? I am thinking about taking it to a shop, but I would like to know what the issue could possible be, so I know a little more of what to expect.

Any ideas what this grinding noise could be? Any input would be helpful & appreciated.


Thank you,
Mike
 

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join the club! my drive shaft flew off too.
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I'm assuming you have a 2WD? The grinding could be the brake mechanism in the tranz. Put it park (Engine not running) then turn the output shaft a bit. It should then lock. If you went to put it in park when it was running the output shaft was turning(too fast) and it couldn't engage.
 

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join the club! my drive shaft flew off too.
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Mine flew off on my Cherokee the other day, I ran it over and it broke the flange. Got a new flange from the JY with a Grand Cherokee driveshaft which is a little longer because I need a longer one with my lift... installed that but it was technically to long. Ran it anyway and hit a bump... everything compressed and it kicked the passenger side of my rear axle back on the leafs about 3 inches. Looks like the blocks the PO had on the leafs dont have bolts going through the blocks... dumb




The grinding could be from no fluid. You lost fluid when the drive shaft slip came out of the tranny or the tcase. So check that too :rck:
 

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its a HOOT when your drive shaft flies off!
 

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When you say its making a grinding noise when running do you mean just going down the road or while setting still also?
 

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My rear shaft hit the ground while stopped at the end of my driveway. Collected up the pieces and drove to work with the front axle. New yoke bolt kit put it back right. Guess I was lucky thinking what could have happened.
 
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