Front Axle Parts for 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500
4x4 Trucks with Dana-Spicer Model 44 216 FBI Drive Axle
The Dana-Spicer, Model 44 216 Front Beam-Design Iron (FBI) axle was used on all 1994 to 2001 Ram 1500 4x4 1/2 Ton trucks and 1994-1997 gas V8 powered, light duty Ram 2500 trucks with Gross Vehicle Weights (GVW) under 8800 pounds. If you have a 8800 pound or higher GVW truck, you have a Model 60, so refer to our 1994-1999 or 2000-2002 Model 60 pages. Tech Note: The GVW is listed on the build tag located on the door frame.

Like 1985-1993 Dodge Model 44 axles, all the Dana 44 front axles used in 1994-2001 Dodge 4x4's were factory equipped with a vacuum actuated Central Axle Disconnect (CAD) system (continued below)

Axle Assemblies and Housings
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Axle Identification


Dana Axle ID Tag
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All 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Dana-Spicer Model 44 Front Axles in Dodge Ram trucks had a Bill of Material Number (BOM) stamped on a Build Tag (red arrow) attached to the differential by two of the differential cover bolts (yellow arrows) when the vehicle was shipped from the factory. The BOM number is a 6 digit number beginning with a 6 plus a dash number (ex: 610604-2). They can be used to determine not only the axle model, but also what components the axle was originally built with. We often ask for this number to insure we provide you with the exact parts you need for your truck.

Each different BOM number signifies an engineering part change which may be minor or major and may involve one or more parts. Unfortunately, these tags are often missing on trucks that had prior differential service dash number indicates the axle ratio.
For 1994-2001 Ram 1500 trucks with standard axles, 3.54 ratio is a -1, 3.92 ratio is -2, and 4.10 ratio is -3.
For 2000 Ram 1500 trucks with off road axles, 4.10 ratio is -1


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Cover: 10 Bolt, 10-3/8" high
  Suspension: Coil spring
  Ball Joints: Pressed in axle C Forging, nuts at bottom.
Dodge Ram 1500
Dana Model 44
Front Axle
Bill of Material Numbers by Year
1994: 610422, 610424
1995: 610512, 610514, 610537,
1996: 610512, 610602, 610612, 610614
1997: 610631, 610633
1998: 610715, 610717, 610792, 610793, 610814, 610815
1999: 610786, 610787, 610826, 610827, 610834, 610835
2000: 610800, 610801, 610847, 610848, 610911*, 610938, 610939, 610940*, 611048, 611049, 611050
2001: 611048, 611049, 611050, 611149, 611150, 611151
*Off Road Axle
Axle Shafts
Genuine Original Equipment (OEM) Axle Shafts for your 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks.  These axle shafts fit all 1994-2001 Dodge 1500 4x4 trucks.  Replace your broken shafts today!  Shafts Made in Mexico, U-Joints Made in U.S.A. Shaft Assemblies are Assembled in U.S.A. 

Important!
See Tech Note Below about interchangeability of Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) axle shafts with non-ABS outer axle Shafts and Axle Shaft design changes!


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QU40325 Outer Axle Shaft for Dodge Ram 1500 replaces either the left or right outer axle stub shaft on your Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 truck. QU40325 Outer Axle Stub Shaft fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks with or without 4 wheel anti-lock brakes. Includes tone ring/slinger, 33 splines. Genuine original equipment part. Made in Mexico.

Important!
See Tech Note below about interchangeability of Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) axle shafts with non-ABS outer axle Shafts and Axle Shaft design changes!

QU40308 Right Inner Axle Shaft for Dodge Ram 1500. QU40308 Right Inner Axle Shaft is the center axle shaft on the passenger side of your Dodge Ram. Inner end has 15 splines for the CAD coupler, outer end is a yoke for the axle u-joint. QU40308 Right Inner Axle Shaft fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks with or without 4 wheel anti-lock brakes. Includes QU40107 bushing. 15 splines. Genuine original equipment part. Made in Mexico.
QU40383 Left Inner Axle Shaft for Dodge Ram 1500 QU40383 Left Inner Axle Shaft is splined on the inboard end to fit the differential side gear and has a yoke on the outboard end for your axle u-joint. Fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks with or without 4 wheel anti-lock brakes. 30 splines. Genuine original equipment part. Made in Mexico.
QK4838 Left (Drivers Side) Axle Shaft Assembly for Dodge Ram 1500. Fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks with or without 4 wheel anti-lock brakes. Complete Shaft Assembly includes: QU40325 30 spline Outer Axle Shaft, QU40383 33 spline Inner Axle Shaft, TK40712 U-Joint, ABS Tone Ring/Slinger, and QU40362 Dust Seal installed on Inner Axle Shaft.

Important!
See Tech Note below about interchangeability of Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) axle shafts with non-ABS outer axle Shafts and Axle Shaft design changes!

QK4837 Right (Passenger Side) Axle Shaft Assembly for Dodge Ram 1500 fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks with or without 4 wheel anti-lock brakes. Complete Shaft Assembly includes: QU40308 15 spline Inner Axle Shaft, QU40325 33 spline Outer Axle Shaft, TK40712 U-Joint, ABS Tone Ring/Slinger, QU40107 Support Bushing (pressed in Inner Shaft), and QU40362 Dust Seal installed on Inner Axle Shaft.

Important!
See Tech Note below about interchangeability of Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) axle shafts with non-ABS outer axle Shafts and Axle Shaft design changes!

QU40333 Differential Output or Intermediate Axle Shaft for Dodge Ram 1500. Fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks with or without 4 wheel anti-lock brakes. 30 spline inner end goes into the differential side gear, 15 spline outer end matches splines on QU40246 CAD Clutch Collar. Genuine original equipment part. Made in Mexico.

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QK4732 Axle Shaft Nut and Washer Set for Both Sides fits the outer stub axle shafts on all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks.
QK4732.5 Shaft Nut and Washer Set for One Side fits the outer stub axle shafts on all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks.
Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note 1:
The only difference between ABS and non-ABS axles is ABS outer shafts have a pressed on cast tone ring/slinger which was used on 1994-1997 trucks with external ABS sensors, while non-ABS outer shafts had a tin slinger. Our Outer Axle Shafts have ABS tone rings so they will fit both ABS or non-ABS axles. So even though the tone ring may look different than what you have, it will seamlessly interchange with absolutely no problems for fit or function.


Dan the Gear Man® Tech® Note 2:

Over the years, Dana Engineers have made two significant design changes to the threaded end of QU40325 Outer Axle Shafts (Click Here to See Image of Thread Changes). The first change was to shorten the thread length about 3/8" by removing the threads from the outer end of the Axle Shaft. (From the Cotter Key hole out is now un-threaded). By doing so, the chances of stripping threads when removing the nut are reduced. The second change was to flatten a portion of the remaining threads to function as a locking feature. So don't be alarmed when you see an area of mashed looking threads on your new axle shaft that looks like somebody whacked it with a hammer. According to Dana engineering, this is to provide greater resistance to the nut backing off. The Torque specification remains unchanged and you must still use a Cotter Key.


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Axle Universal Joints
We offer two different Universal Joints for your hard working Dodge Ram Truck. Both are good, reliable products, but different manufacturing techniques and seal types will have a major influence on the ultimate life of the joint. Our most popular choice is our TK40712 cold-forged, non-greaseable, original equipment replacement U-Joint. The wear-resistant cold-forged cross and superior sealing make it the best choice for both low maintenance and long life. QU40754 are hot-forged and are equipped with simple rubber seals. They are greaseable through a flush fitting threaded into one of the caps. With good maintenance and quality lubricant like our Pyroplex® Plus Grease, these joints will last and last. Click on the Part Number Links to see our individual product pages for more info.
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QU40754 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Dana 44 Greaseable Front Axle Shaft U-Joint is a heavy-duty, hot-forged, Greaseable front axle shaft universal joint with metal backed seals for increased resistance to water contamination. This low-cost, but durable part is one of our most popular axle u-joints. This U-Joint is no longer available. Order TK40712 below.
TK40712 Premuim Torque King® Cold-Forged Non-Greaseable Axle U-Joint for 1994-2001 Dodge Ram Dana 44 Front Axles is a premium, quality factory lubed universal joint for your heavy-duty 4x4 TK40712 is our best selling u-joint for this application because it combines the strength of a solid, cold-forged cross with excellent seals and a maintenance free, factory-lubed design that meets or exceeds all original equipment specifications.
QK3094 1999 Dodge Front CV Shaft Rebuild Kit is a greaseable joint for Ram 1500 4x4 trucks
QK3073 2000-2001 Dodge Front CV Shaft Rebuild Kit with greaseable universal joints.
Ball Joints
Ball Joint Kits for 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Ball Joint QUADKIT™ for Model 44 (216FBI) 1/2 Ton Ram 1500 monobeam front axles. Replace those worn ball joints on your Ram 1500 Dodge Truck yourself!  Ball Joint Sockets Made in Canada, rest of the Kit components Made in U.S.A.
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QK4693 Ball Joint Kit for 1994-1999 Dodge Ram 1500 fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, and 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. QK4693 Ball Joint Kit includes: (2) Upper greaseable and (2) Lower non-greaseable genuine original equipment replacement Ball Joints with hardware, Cotter Keys for aftermarket tie rod ends, axle shift unit Gasket, Threadlocker, Anti-Seize, RTV Sealant, and Synthetic Brake Caliper Lube. Made in Canada and U.S.A.
QK4596 Ball Joint Kit for 2000-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4's fits 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. Kit includes: (2) Upper greaseable and (2) Lower non-greaseable genuine original equipment replacement Ball Joints with hardware, Cotter Keys for aftermarket tie rod ends, axle shift unit Gasket, vent Hose Clamp, Threadlocker, Anti-Seize, QT9404 Cosmic Brush, RTV Sealant, and Synthetic Brake Caliper Lube. Made in Canada and U.S.A.
Brake Parts
QU10960 Dodge Dana 44 Front Disc Brake Shield Spacer fits between QU11129 Brake Splash Shield and your steering knuckle. If your Spacer is badly rusted or boogered up by someone trying to force a tool between the hub and knuckle, replace it with our genuine original equipment QU10960 Spacers fit left or right side on 1994-1997 Ram 1500 4x4s with or without 4 wheel ABS QU10960 also fits 1998-1999 Ram 1500 trucks without 4 wheel ABS.
QU11128 1998-1999 Brake Splash Shield for Ram 1500 with 4 Wheel ABS protects your brake pads and rotors from damaging road grit. QU11128 is a genuine original equipment part that will directly replace your rusted or damaged original Left or Right Shield. Fits 1998-1999 Dodge RAM 1500 4x4 Trucks with Four Wheel Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS).
QU11129 Brake Shield for 1994-1999 Ram 1500 without 4 Wheel ABS and 1994-1997 with 4 wheel ABS protects your brake pads and rotors from damaging road grit. QU11129 is a genuine original equipment part that will directly replace your rusted or damaged original Left or Right Shield. Fits all 1994-1997 Ram 1500 4x4s with or without 4 wheel ABS AND 1998-1999 Ram 1500 trucks without 4 wheel ABS.
QU11060 Front Disc Brake Shield for 2000-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks fits either left or right with or without front ABS
CAD Individual Parts (Central Axle Disconnect)
  Need just an individual part or two to get your CAD system back in operation?  
QU10942 Main Vacuum Hose Harness for 1994-1997 Dodge Front Axle Disconnect. Goes from engine line to transfer case switch & down to the frame cross member.
QU40317 CAD Axle Shift Housing for 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Genuine original equipment aluminum housing to replace broken or damaged housings on your Ram 4x4. QU40317 Axle Shift Cover or Housing fits these Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks: 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500.
QU10966 CAD Disconnect Switch for Dodge Ram 4x4's Genuine original equipment indicator switch screws into QU40317 housing. Also order QU10967 O-Ring. This switch will send a signal to your 4x4 indictor light when the front axle is is locked into 4x4 mode. QU10966 CAD Switch fits these Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks: 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500
QU10967 O-Ring for CAD Switch Use this O-Ring to make a leak-proof seal between your CAD Indicator Switch (QU10966) and CAD Housing (QU40317). QU10967 O-Ring fits these Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks: 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500
QU40107 Axle Shaft Plastic Bushing for Dodge Ram Disconnect Axle Shaft is a very common part to wear out. This genuine, original equipment Plastic Bushing fits inside the inner end of your right inner axle shaft (QU40308). It is the only direct support for right axle shaft assembly besides the wheel hub
QU40292 Support Bearing for Dodge Ram Intermediate Shaft On early production (1994-1997) Model 44 front axles in Dodge Ram 4x4 trucks this bearing was used to support the Intermediate Shaft (QU40333). Later production (1997.5 and up) axles used plastic QU40320 bushing which is totally interchangeable with this bearing. QU40292 Bearing is located in your right axle tube, just to the left of the rectangular CAD opening. This genuine original equipment, press-fit bearing supports the splined end of the differential output (what Dodge calls the intermediate shaft)
QU40320 CAD Output Shaft Support Bushing for Dodge Ram Intermediate Shaft This original equipment plastic bushing replaced QU40292 Bearing on later production Dodge Ram 1500 axles from about mid 1997 on. Both this Bushing and QU40292 Bearing are totally interchangeable with each other in the Model 44 axles used in your 1/2 ton Ram 1500 4x4. QU40320 Bushing is located in your right axle tube, just to the left of the rectangular CAD opening. This genuine original equipment, press-fit synthethic Bushing supports the splined end of the differential output (what Dodge calls the intermediate shaft)
QU40246 Cad Sliding Clutch Collar couples the differential output shaft and right axle shaft when you activate Four Wheel Drive. QU40246 Clutch Collar fits these Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks: 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500.
QU50048  Clamp for Axle Vent Hose original equipment type, 1-ear clamp is used to secure the axle vent hose to the axle breather located on the CAD housing.
QU40156 CAD Shift Fork Pad is a genuine original equipment part. Two of these Pads are included with every QK4628 CAD Shift Fork.
QU40090 Metal Reinforced Central Axle Disconnect Gasket fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500.

CAD Parts and Tool Kits (Central Axle Disconnect)
QK4627 CAD Small Parts Kit includes: QU40090 CAD Gasket, QU10967 O-Ring, 2 QU40156 Shift Fork Pads, QU50048 Hose Clamp, and the 3 E-Clips for the original equipment motor and fork mounting.

Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note:The two smaller E-Clips supplied in this Kit fit the original equipment actuator shaft. Most aftermarket shafts have at least one groove that is machined to a smaller diameter. The original equipment clips supplied in this Kit will not fit those smaller diameter grooves.

QK4628 CAD Shift Fork Kit fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 except with Off Road Axle, and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. Kit includes genuine, cast iron original equipment fork and two shift fork pads.
QK4904 Vacuum Shift Kit For Dodge Ram with Central Axle Disconnect fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. Kit includes: U.S.A. made vacuum actuator, QK4627 CAD Parts Kit, and new retaining bolts and lock washers. LIMITED SUPPLY
QK4646 CAD Right Axle Shaft Bushing Kit   fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 1/2 ton, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 1/2 ton, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 1/2 ton, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 1/2 ton, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 1/2 ton, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 1/2 ton, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 1/2 ton, and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks. Kit includes 1 QU40320 bushing and 1 QU40107 bushing. Early production trucks used QU40292 bearing instead of QU40320 bushing for the output shaft, if you prefer a bearing instead of a bushing for the intermediate shaft, See QK4625
Differential & Pinion Dana Original Equipment Bearing Cup & Cones
QU50533 Timken® Outer Pinion Bearing Cup for Dodge Ram with Dana-Spicer Model 44 Front Axle fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. This is a First Class, original equipment quality bearing cup that meets or exceeds all vehicle manufacturer specifications making it the top choice for heavy-duty applications like yours.

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QU50534 Timken® Outer Pinion Bearing for Dodge Ram with Dana-Spicer Model 44 Front Axle fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. This is a First Class, original equipment quality bearing that meets or exceeds all vehicle manufacturer specifications making it the top choice for heavy-duty applications like yours.

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QU50539 Timken® Inner Pinion Bearing Cup for Dodge Ram with Dana-Spicer Model 44 Front Axle fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. This is a First Class, original equipment quality bearing cup that meets or exceeds all vehicle manufacturer specifications making it the top choice for heavy-duty applications like yours.

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QU50540 Timken® Inner Pinion Bearing for Dodge Ram with Dana-Spicer Model 44 Front Axle fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. This is a First Class, original equipment quality bearing that meets or exceeds all vehicle manufacturer specifications making it the top choice for heavy-duty applications like yours.

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QU50537 Timken® Differential Bearing Cup for Dodge Ram with Dana-Spicer Model 44 Front Axle fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. This is a First Class, original equipment quality bearing cup that meets or exceeds all vehicle manufacturer specifications making it the top choice for heavy-duty applications like yours.

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QU50538 Timken® Differential Bearing for Dodge Ram with Dana-Spicer Model 44 Front Axle fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. This is a First Class, original equipment quality bearing that meets or exceeds all vehicle manufacturer specifications making it the top choice for heavy-duty applications like yours.

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QU40181 Differential Bearing Set for Dodge Ram with Dana-Spicer Model 44 Front Axle fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks.

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Differential Bearing & Seal Kits
QU50595 Differential Bearing and Seal Kit for 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Dana 44 Beam Type Front Axles with crush sleeves. Kit includes Timken Bearings, QU90009 Axle Service Pack plus replacement pinion seal, pinion nut, and crush sleeve.

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Differentials and Differential Parts
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QU40214 Mod 44 Cover Gasket for all Dana-Spicer Model 44 axles. Can be used instead of or in conjunction with RTV sealant.
$7.37 or Save 6% by purchasing Online for only $6.95

Dan the Gear Man® Tech Note: Dana originally used RTV sealant to seal the differential cover on your Dodge Ram

S82194 Ultra Gray RTV Sealant combines high adhesion and resistance to both conventional and synthetic gear lubes. The perfect choice to seal the differential cover on your Dodge Ram front axle.

QU40090 Metal Reinforced Central Axle Disconnect Gasket for Dodge Ram 4x4's QU40090 CAD Gasket fits all 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 1995 Dodge Ram 1500, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, and 2001 Dodge Ram 1500.
Hub Assemblies and Hub Parts
Front Hub Assemblies for 1994-1999 Ram 1500, 1/2 ton 4x4 trucks. Each kit includes: 1 unitized hub/bearing assembly, 5 pre-installed studs, axle shaft cotter key, Threadlocker, anti-seize, small brush, & synthetic brake caliper grease.  Made in U.S.A.
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QK4692 1994-1999 Ram 1500 Front Hub Kit fits all 1994 to 1999 Ram 1500 4x4's with Rear Wheel ABS.
QU11024 Hub to Steering Knuckle Bolt for all 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks.
Manuals and Technical Service Bulletins
Dan the Gear Man® Product Note: Knowing how to do the job right the first time is half the battle. With our detailed, easy to read, and well illustrated technical publications, you get accurate service procedures, torque specifications, and tool recommendations. Link to Our Dodge Web Page Index
TSB4620 Inner Axle Seal Replacement step by step coverage of the disassembly and reassembly procedures, torque specifications and tools used in replacing those tricky axle shaft oil seals.
TM4400 Pinion and Differential Bearing Service On Dana-Spicer Monobeam Axles. covers step by step in text and photos the differential service procedures, specifications, and tools needed to replace differential and pinion bearings in Dana Spicer front or rear drive axles.
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Miscellaneous Parts
QU40114 Axle Shaft Nut is a genuine original equipment replacement part. Also available in QK4732 Kit with the flat washer and cotter key.
QU90009 Universal Axle Service Pack is the Bargain Priced Chemical Service Pack included in many of our QU series Differential Bearing Kits. You get Threadlocker for the ring gear bolts, diff cap bolts, and pinion nut, QU90008 Gear Marking Compound for checking the tooth pattern on your gear set, Blue RTV sealant for the diff cover and a small brush to apply the Gear Marking Compound.
Pinion Yokes
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Ring and Pinion Kits
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Seals
QU40105 NOK Brand Right Axle Shaft Seal is a genuine original equipment NOK brand seal used for the Ram 1500 Right Axle Seal. QU40105 was the original equipment Right Seal from 1994 to mid 1999 but will fit all 1994-2001 Ram 1500 4x4 trucks.
QU40159 NOK Brand Left Axle Shaft Seal is a genuine original equipment NOK brand seal used for the Ram 1500 Left Axle Seal. QU40159 was the original equipment Left Seal from 1994 to early 1999 but will fit all 1994-2001 Ram 1500 4x4 trucks.
QK4620 Left and Right Inner Axle Seal Installation Kit with NOK Seals which were original equipment from 1994 to early 1999 but will fit all 1994-2001 Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. CNC Precision Machined Installers to allow adjustment of seal depth for worn inner axles. Kit includes installation tools and seals for both sides, plus gasket, vent hose clamp, and extra seals.
QK4631 Right Side Inner Axle Seal Kit with NOK Seals which was original equipment from 1994 to early 1999 but will fit all 1994-2001 Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. CNC Precision Machined Installers to allow adjustment of seal depth for worn inner axles. Kit includes right side installation tools and seal, plus gasket, vent hose clamp, and extra seal.
QU40326 Chicago Rawhide Brand Right Axle Shaft Seal is a genuine original equipment CR brand seal used for the Ram 1500 Right Axle Seal. QU40326 was the original equipment Right Seal from mid 1999 to 2001 but will fit all 1994-2001 Ram 1500 4x4 trucks.
QU40270 Chicago Rawhide Brand Left Axle Shaft Seal is a genuine original equipment CR brand seal used for the Ram 1500 Left Axle Seal. QU40270 was the original equipment Left Seal from mid 1999 to 2001 but will fit all 1994-2001 Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. This Seal has been Discontinued. Order QU40159.

Discontinued
Order QU40159

QK4622C Left and Right Inner Axle Seal Kit with CR Seals which were original equipment from mid 1999 to 2001 but will fit all 1994-2001 Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. CNC Precision Machined Installers to allow adjustment of seal depth for worn inner axles. Kit includes installation tools and seals for both sides, plus gasket, vent hose clamp, and extra seals. This Kit has been Discontinued. Use QK4620. Discontinued
Order QK4620
QK4804C Right Side Inner Axle Seal Kit with CR Seals which was original equipment from mid 1999 to 2001 but will fit all 1994-2001 Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. CNC Precision Machined Installers to allow adjustment of seal depth for worn inner axles. Kit includes right side installation tools and seal, plus gasket, vent hose clamp, and extra seal. Discontinued
Order QK4631
QU40362 Dodge Ram 1500 Outboard Axle Seal These Seals are installed on later production original equipment inner axle shafts right next to the u-joint yoke. When the axle shaft is installed, the face of the seal will seal against the end of the axle tube to keep dirt, dust, and crud from entering the axle housing tubes.
QU40461 Pinion Seal for 1994 to 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 is a genuine original equipment Pinion Seal.
QU40570 Pinion Seal for 2000 to 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 is a genuine original equipment Pinion Seal.
Small Parts
QU40246 CAD Clutch Collar fits all 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 front axles.

QU40009 Pinion Nut is a genuine original equipment Dana 44 Pinion Lock Nut for all 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 front axles.

QU40010 Pinion Washer is a genuine original equipment Dana 44 Pinion Flat Washer for all 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 front axles.
QU40208 Pinion Preload Spacer (Crush Sleeve) is a genuine original equipment Dana 44 Pinion Crush Sleeve for all 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 front axles.
Steering Knuckles
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Steering Tie Rods and Steering Parts
     
QU10579 1994-1997 Dodge Ram Steering Shaft Clamp Bolt Two of these hardened metric Bolts are used on your Dodge truck's steering column to steering box shaft.
Tools
Having the right tool for the job makes the work easier and faster, plus the correct tool will usually minimize the chances of wrecking parts. We offer many special tools made specifically for the Dana 44 front axle in your 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4.  
QT1008 Axle Shaft Nut Impact Socket for Dodge Ram 1500 This 1/2" drive, American made impact socket is specifically machined to fit the odd ball sized QU40114 hex nut on 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4s with Dana Spicer Model 44 front drive axles.
QT1044 Inner Pinion Bearing Installer for Dana 44 front axles in all 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks.
QT1815 Inner Pinion Bearing Cup Installer attaches to one of our QT1100 Series Driver Handles. Our precision CNC machined steel Installer makes installing your QU50539 Inner Pinion Bearing Cup a simple and fast procedure.
QT1812 Outer Pinion Bearing Cup Installer attaches to one of our QT1100 Series Driver Handles. Our precision CNC machined steel Installer makes installing your QU50533 Outer Pinion Bearing Cup a simple and fast procedure.
QT1100 Series Driver Handles are used in conjunction with our seal and bearing cup installers
QT1097 Differential Master Bearings slip on your differential in place of the taper bearings and cups. Used along with a dial indicator to determine the correct differential shim thickness.
QT1115 Dana 44 Differential Side Bearing Installer for 1994-2001 Dana-Spicer Model 44 front Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 front axles. QT1115 features a raised internal ring that contacts the bearing inner face so you can press or drive your diff bearings on without damaging the cage.
TS4620 Left and Right Inner Axle Seal Tool Set for NOK Brand Seals installs QU40105 and QU40159 NOK Brand Seals which were original equipment from 1994 to early 1999 but will fit all 1994-2001 Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. Kit includes installation tools for both sides.
TS4631 Right Side Inner Axle Seal Tool Set for NOK Brand Seals installs QU40105 NOK Brand Seal which was original equipment from 1994 to early 1999 but will fit all 1994-2001 Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. Kit includes right side installation tools.
QT1002 Right Inner Axle Shaft Seal Installer for 1994-1997 Dodge Ram Dana 44 CAD Front Axles is our most popular Inner Axle Seal Installer. Installs QU40105 original equipment NOK made seal for the large diameter disconnect axle shaft.
QT1029 Left Inner Axle Shaft Seal Installer for 1994-1997 Dodge Ram Dana 44 CAD Front Axles installs QU40159 original equipment NOK made seal for the drivers side inner axle shaft.
QT1047 Axle End Thrust Plate is placed on the outer end of the axle tube to act as a thrust plate during axle shaft seal installation on 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks.
QT1048 18" Axle Shaft Seal Installation Pull Rod for all 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4s. Rod is used to pull Front Axle Shaft Seals into place in conjunction with the appropriate Inner Axle Seal Installer and Axle End Plate.
TS4622C Left and Right Inner Axle Tool Kit for CR Brand Seals installs QU40270 and QU40326 CR Brand Seals which were original equipment from mid 1999 to 2001 but will fit all 1994-2001 Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. Kit includes installation tools for both sides. Discontinued Order TS4620 Discontinued Order TS4620
TS4804C Right Side Inner Axle Tool Kit for CR Brand Seals installs QU40326 CR Brand Seals which was original equipment from mid 1999 to 2001 but will fit all 1994-2001 Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. Kit includes right side installation tools. Discontinued Order TS4631 Discontinued Order TS4631
QT1114 Right Inner Axle Shaft Seal Installer installs a CR manufactured QU40326 Seal in 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks. Discontinued Order QT1002 Discontinued
Order QT1002
QT1084 Left Inner Axle Shaft Seal Installer installs a CR manufactured QU40270 Seal in 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 trucks Limited Supply
QT1033 Case Spreader is used to relieve the differential bearing preload making it easy to safely remove and install your front differential without damaging expensive critical parts.
QT1072 Hub Puller is used to remove the front wheel hubs for all 2000 Dodge Ram 2500, 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 and 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 trucks and all 2000 Dodge Ram 3500, 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 and 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 trucks.
QT1200 Tie Rod Separator allows you to remove the separate tie rod and drag link ends without wrecking the seals or screwing up your steering linkage ends.
QT9018 5 Pound Dead Blow Hammer is just about the first tool you will reach for for a multitude of jobs on your Dodge Ram. From seating differentials to removing rusted-on wheels, the ability to apply persuasive force without damaging the reluctant part will make you wonder how you ever lived without this essential tool.
(continued from above) However, that was about the only carry over feature from previous models. Changes from 1993 and earlier Dana 44 axles include driver's side differential, anti-lock brake option, unitized, non-serviceable live spindle hubs in place of serviceable wheel bearing/dead spindle hubs, coil spring suspension, and a pinion pre-load spacer (crush sleeve) instead of selective fit shims for setting the pinion rotating torque. Depending upon your view point, the changes may be good or bad, but the end result is different parts, special tools, and service procedures are needed to keep your 1994-2001 Model 44 rolling down the road compared to those used on 1993 and prior Dodge 4x4's with Model 44 axles. 2001 was the last year Dodge used a Dana-Spicer beam axle in a Ram 1500. Starting with the 2002 model year, the Ram 1500 used an Independent Front Suspension (IFS) front axle.
Sunrise in the Goose Blind
Although Montana is better known for big game, we do have abundant resident and migratory waterfowl. For those of us who relish wild goose stew on a cold winter day, there are few places we would rather be on a cold, late December morning than in a goose blind at sunrise with our decoys out. Perhaps the geese will come from the nearby Yellowstone River, perhaps they won't, but to be here at dawn with the honking of distant geese floating on the breeze makes life worth living.