Front drive-shaft question, for a 2000, 1500 Ram.

On my sons 2000, 1500 short bed ram, I noticed when the truck is out of 4 wheel drive, that the front drive-shaft spins while the truck is moving. Is it suppose to do that? If not does anyone know what would
cause this?. Thanks
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

That is normal. The front axel and driveshaft and are always engaged however disengaged at the diffrential until put into 4WD mode.
The constant wear on those parts are the cost of being able to go to 4WD without leaving the cab. Not to mention a considerable loss of gas milige when in 2WD.
I have put locking hubs on my truck to avoid this but have to manually lock the front wheels before going to 4WD.
I used Waren locking hubs, other makers are available.
Contact dealer if you go this route to check on warantee.
Henry
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.