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post #1 of 6 Old 11-20-2019, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Driveshaft Dilemma

Hey gang,
I have an 05 WK Limited with the 4.7. There's an awful sounding, slow speed, rotational clicking and it was suggested by a friend that it was my driveshaft.

I was looking online and it seems that there are a lot to choose from of different lengths that vary from $200 to $1000. I don't understand why they're all not same for a specific model, year and drive train. Id have thought it would be simple to find, but it doesnt seem to be this way.

I took a pic of the part number on my existing shaft to try and cross ref it, but even that doesnt seem to match up to any of the sites I've visited...

The number I found was P52105728AD. Where can I get this?


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post #2 of 6 Old 11-20-2019, 08:58 PM
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Hey gang,
I have an 05 WK Limited with the 4.7. There's an awful sounding, slow speed, rotational clicking and it was suggested by a friend that it was my driveshaft.

I was looking online and it seems that there are a lot to choose from of different lengths that vary from $200 to $1000. I don't understand why they're all not same for a specific model, year and drive train. Id have thought it would be simple to find, but it doesnt seem to be this way.

I took a pic of the part number on my existing shaft to try and cross ref it, but even that doesnt seem to match up to any of the sites I've visited...

The number I found was P52105728AD. Where can I get this?
If you remove the P in the number you found and google it, you will have your answer.

BUT... driveshafts dont normally fail that way in my experience. Low speed rotational clicking is usually one of the CV axles especially if its more pronounced while turning. Driveshafts usually make a grinding noice and produce a high speed vibration from about 50mph on. I would investigate a little further before throwing driveshaft money at it.
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If you remove the P in the number you found and google it, you will have your answer.

BUT... driveshafts dont normally fail that way in my experience. Low speed rotational clicking is usually one of the CV axles especially if its more pronounced while turning. Driveshafts usually make a grinding noice and produce a high speed vibration from about 50mph on. I would investigate a little further before throwing driveshaft money at it.
100% correct on all of the above. For sure you'll know if the driveshaft needs some attention.....you'll normally get plenty of warning signs. I am just now starting to get a very slight vibration in my 300C SRT8 from about 60 mph on up. By 80-90 mph is going pretty good. No noise yet, but it's real close to fix it time with 170K on it. I'll try to put it off until spring though.

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I'm getting the high speed vibration that rattles the change in my cupholder and a real geary sounding howl-quiets down a little in turns. Is this the driveshaft?
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I'm getting the high speed vibration that rattles the change in my cupholder and a real geary sounding howl-quiets down a little in turns. Is this the driveshaft?
It could very well be.. you will usually feel movement in one of the joints where there should be none .. But if the noise or vibration changes when turning , I would check your hub assemblies for play also.

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post #6 of 6 Old 11-26-2019, 03:42 PM
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Mine was doing that turned out it was hitting a bolt from the skid plate .
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